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55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204
October 12, 2011
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.
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