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News Release
Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue Firefighters rescue a resident from a tree house accident - 06/28/20

Date: 6/28/2020

 

 Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue Firefighters rescue a resident from a tree house accident

 

Kelso- Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue responded to the Mt. Pleasant area this afternoon for a female that had fallen over 20 feet from a tree. Initial arriving Fire engine and ambulance crew immediately called for an additional engine and a Chief Officer when they found the patient had fallen from a tree house that was 75 feet down an embankment and the patient had sustained a probable leg fracture.

With additional assistance from family members, as well as a safety rope and ladder, C2FR firefighters extricated the patient up the embankment, to the awaiting ambulance. The patient was on the way to the hospital within 30 minutes from the arrival of the 1st C2FR units.

This incident demonstrated the effectiveness of the new Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue station deployment plan which allowed for the rapid deployment and arrival of multiple units. The plan also allowed the shifting of personnel and apparatus around the Fire District to provide protection of the community during the incident.

10 personnel, 2-fire engines, 1-ambulance and 1-Chief Officer responded

A LifeFlight helicopter was placed on standby but canceled

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