Archive | August, 2011

Early Morning MVA

At 0100 hours on August 13, Hook and Ladder responded with Engine 112 and Rescue 113 to I-84 westbound at the Exit 9 off ramp for an MVA with injuries. Car 101 arrived on scene and found 1 vehicle off the road, in the woods on an extremely steep embankment with one patient still inside. Members secured the vehicle with a tie back system before boarding, collaring and extricating the patient. The patient was transported to Danbury Hospital. Hook and Ladder operated for approximately 1 1/2 hours.

Car Fire on South Main Street

On August 6, 2011 shortly after 1900 Hrs Hook and Ladder responded to the area of 90 South Main St for a report of a car fire secondary to an MVA. Units arrived to find a fully involved vehicle which had traveled about 200 feet across a homeowners front yard and came to rest against some trees. The fire was quickly extinguished using around 200 gallons of water. The driver was uninjured but was evaluated by Newtown EMS. Hook and Ladder operated on scene for about 1 hour.

Baby Born in Vehicle

On July 13, 2011 at 1808 Hrs Hook and Ladder Engine 112 responded along with Danbury Ambulance to across from 66 Church Hill Rd for a report of a woman going into labor in a vehicle on the side of the road.  Members arrived on scene and found a female had just given birth to a healthy baby boy.  Hook and Ladder EMT’s assisted with post-delivery care of the baby and mother until arrival of the ambulance at which time the mother and baby were loaded into the ambulance and transported to Danbury Hospital.  Hook and Ladder operated for approximately 30 minutes.

See article in The Newtown Bee for more details

Two Car & Shed Fire in Dodgingtown

At approximately 0552 Hrs on August 3, Hook and Ladder Engine 1 and Truck 114 responded automatic aid to the Dodgingtown fire district for a report of two cars and a shed on fire next to a house.  H&L Car 102 arrived first on scene and reported two cars and a shed on fire with exposure problems.  H&L Car 101 arrived on scene shortly after and established Command.  Dodgingtown Engine 221 arrived on scene and stretched an attack line to protect the house’s exterior which had begun to smoke and was in danger of igniting.  A second line was stretched to the interior of the house in case of fire extension.  H&L Enigne 1 laid 700 feet of 5″ hose to a dry hydrant to establish a continuous water supply.  Truck 114 was placed in the driveway and operated its aerial ladder to the roof of the house.  The fire was quickly knocked down and no extension into the house was found.  Hook and Ladder operated for 1 1/2 hours.

See Newtown Bee article for more details