January 18 - Around 22:40 hrs. Pineville Fire and EMS were
alerted to a MVA with entrapment on Cadillac St off South
Blvd. Pineville Squad 8 and Engine 3 responded along with
Medic to find a single vehicle accident with one person
trapped in the drivers seat. Crews quickly began the
extensive extrication process after finding a steel gate
that tore through the drivers compartment. While crews were
peeling away parts of the SUV from the patient a second crew
was trying to release the tension of the gate which
consisted of two steel wires running through it. The patient
was finally extricated after about 45 minutes of carefully
removing the roof, windshield, and drivers side front and
back doors. The pt was immobilized and loaded for transport
to CMC. Crews finally cleared that scene around 00:30 hrs.
Pineville Engine 3, Squad 8, EMS 12, Truck 13 with
approximately 20 members.
Medic, Medic Supervisor.