July 07, 2014 08:40
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a motor vehicle collision in the 8900 block of N. Columbia Blvd., a total of 6 patients were transported.
First arriving crews discovered several patients and immediately called for additional resources. While fire officers took command of the incident, crews simultaneously established a medical branch, to direct triage, treatment, and transport of the injured; extrication operations, to remove patients from vehicles; and hazard control, securing the scene, and mitigating other hazards. Two engines and two trucks in addition to five ambulances and several police resources worked at this scene.
A total of 6 patients were transported: 5 patients who were from the involved vehicles (4 adults and 1 child); and a sixth patient who was not involved in the collision.
Several bystanders further complicated this difficult incident. Portland Fire & Rescue urges all bystanders to stay well clear of fire crews during all incidents.