One Pinned, Two Trapped, and A High-Angle Rescue In Two Hours. - November 18, 2005





At 1350 hours, Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad Ambulance 25, Truck 3, and Rescue Squad 3 responded to the 700 block of Hungerford Drive for the high-angle rescue. Units found a male patient with a broken ankle on the roof of a strip shopping mall. Truck 3 used its aerial to provide access to the patient and a 28' extension ladder for the rescue. The patient was placed in a stoke's basket and lowered to Wheaton Ambulance 25 using the rope system that Rescue Squad 3 built.


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