Portland Fire & Rescue responds to motor vehicle crash; 6 patients transported

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.

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Public Information Officer:
Rich Chatman
Rich.Chatman@portlandoregon.gov
Phone: 503-823-3902
Pager: 503-940-6003

55 SW Ash Street
Portland, OR 97204