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Rescue Entrapment 4/18/2021

Sunday April 18, 2021:
Machinery Rescue

Crews responded to Aldi’s distribution center, 295 Rye Street, for a reported person trapped in a large trash compactor. Car 12 and Car 15 responded with Engine 8 and Rescue 5. The patient was located with his foot trapped between a 4x4 constructed pallet and a steel compact plate.

Rescue Squad members went to work to free the patient after ensuring the machine was powered off, locked out and tagged out. The patient was freed approximately 15 minutes later. The patient was injured, but the injuries were non-life threatening.

In recent weeks, SWFD and the Rescue Squad have responded to two finger/hand entrapments, an arm/chest impalement/entrapment, and now this leg/foot entrapment. The Rescue Squad has put in some serious training on machinery rescue, both in-house and with Take The Door Training, and it’s really come through recently on emergencies.

Training: Tour Harbor Chase on 3/23/2021

Thanks to the coordination efforts of the SWFD Training Division, throughout the day/evening crews had a chance to tour and pre-plan the nearly complete new Harbor Chase Assisted Living/Memory Care Facility.


Rescue MVA Rt5 Garbage Truck Rollover 3/18/2021

SWFD, along with South Windsor Police Department, Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), DMV, and Environmental Services Inc. are on the scene of a large garbage truck rollover with a significant fuel leak.  The right side of the northbound lane of Route 5 was closed in the area of Chapel Road while crews clean up.  There were no injuries.



Fire in Basement on Farmstead Dr on 3/12/2021

Friday, March 12, 2021 - Structure Fire
Shortly after 11:00 PM, SWFD was dispatched to a possible structure fire on Farmstead Drive. Car 15 arrived on scene first and called a working fire with smoke showing.
Tower 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Engine 4, Engine 6, Engine 8 and Rescue 5 responded to the scene along with Car 14 and Car 11. Mutual aid was called in to cover the town.
Crews fought a persistent basement fire and were able to stop the fire from extending to the first floor. As of midnight, crews are on still on scene with the fire knocked down and overhaul underway.
There are no injuries and all occupants made it out safely. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the South Windsor Fire Marshal's Office.

Photo from BreakingNow.

Rescue Motor Vehicle Accident on I291 on 2/16/2021

SWFD along with Ambulance Service of Manchester, Manchester Fire Rescue EMS Engine 5, and Manchester Fire Department 8th District are now clearing this single-vehicle accident on 291 Eastbound, between exits 4 and 5. Two patients were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
The left lane was closed while the accident was cleared up but the highway is now open.

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