On the eve of Friday, September 4, 2009 a full moon shone bright over the town of Wheaton. The volunteers began the shift with one trapped at Dale Dr. and Columbia Blvd. in Company 19′s first due. RS742 and M742C responded on the initial assignment. Truck Company 701 arrived on scene and confirmed a single vehicle balanced on its side in the bushes with one injured still inside. The squad and truck crews worked quickly to stabilize the vehicle with cribbing, paratech struts and chains. Once stabilized the patient was removed from the vehicle.
Later in the evening the squad crew was clearing up from a medical local when they were alerted to an apartment fire in company 25′s area on Weeping Willow Ct. While responding, communications advised there were multiple trapped on the third floor. RS742 made it on scene quickly and the crew rescued two children from their third floor balcony using ground ladders. The squad crew then search the remaining apartments and assisted multiple other patients from their smoke filled apartments. The squad crew then assisted the EMS sector with triage and treatment of the roughly 20 patients with smoke inhalation. The EMS task force brought A742D and A742E to the scene.
Early in the morning the medic unit ran a pedestrian stuck at Veirs Mill Rd at Norris Dr. The patient suffered serious injuries and was treated and transported to a local trauma center by the medic crew.
C742D: D/C Steve Sobolewski
RS742 crew: MFF Brett Russell, FFIII Andrew Young, FFIII Karla Martinez, FFII Stephan Dassoulas.
M742C crew: PMIC Ray Colvin, EMT Stuart Resnick, EMT RJ Samaroo
A742D crew: EMT Dae Batoff, EMT Vibeka Mikkelsen
A742F crew: EMT Sean Howley, EMT Ruphin Nguelie