Medics Assist on Technical Rescue in Huntingtown
 
By Chief of CALS Chris Shannon FTO
January 5, 2018
 

At approx 1730 hrs Co.6 and Co.5 and CALS were alerted for the technical rescue in Huntingtown. A 73 year old female had reportedly fallen down a steep ravine in her backyard while she was attempting to catch her dog. Technical Rescue group prepared the (Z-Rig) lifting device while also packaging patient so crews could safely bring the patient out of the ravine. Patient was then assessed by ambulance crew from Co. 6 (PMIC Katzer) and Lt.10 ( Lt. Madariaga). The patient was reported to have sustained only minor injuries and some hypothermia due to low temperatures in the region. Patient was transported to CalvertHealth Medical Center for further evaluation.

 
Crews down in the ravine working to package the patient.
Crews down in the ravine working to package the patient.
Crews setting up the hauling system to bring the patient back up the hill.
Crews setting up the hauling system to bring the patient back up the hill.