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NEWS RELEASE 10/12/11: Portland Fire & Rescue Extricates a Driver Pinned-In During an Accident Involving 3 Vehicles



October 12, 2011

10:39 PM

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a motor vehicle accident at the corner ofSE 141st Ave& Division Street. Truck 7 and a Battalion Chief were the first to arrive and found 3 cars involved. One car was on its side and on top of another vehicle with the drivers side down, pinning it's driver inside.

Firefighters from Truck 7 stabilized the car to prevent it from collapsing during extrication operations. Meanwhile Engine 7 & Engine 31 crew members provided medical care and stood by with charged hose-lines to provide protection for rescuers and the patient from a potential fire hazard. Once the car was stabilized it was methodically dismantled enough to free the patient using a Holmatro Tool, otherwise known as the "Jaws of Life".

Three patients were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries.


  • 911 call received:  20:49
  • First Unit Arrival: 20:53
  • Patient Extricated: 20:57
  • 2 Engines
  • 1 Truck
  • 1 Chief
  • 13 Firefighters


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 October 13, 2011


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