01/04/09 114 W, 2 I - + 16 - 11 This Afternoon's MVA / Glenwood Avenue


Another major motor-vehicle accident on Glenwood Avenue, this time west of T.W. Alexander Drive. Several vehicles on scene, many stuck in mud on shoulder. Not sure how many involed. One vehicle in woods, overturned on nose, with patient trapped. Four patients total. Eastbound Glenwood Avenue closed with apparatus blocking both lanes. Westbound also closed for a short period. Units on scene included Raleigh E24, T24, R14; Bethesda E421, E411, EMS _, 100; Durham EMS 10; Six Forks EMS 123, EMS 121; Wake EMS D2. Dispatched about 4:50 p.m. Photographer was leaving Frankie's Fun Park, two blocks east, and heard the sirens. His high score on Robotron was promptly forgotten. Click to enlarge:
 





For all of the “reflective vest patriots” out there. How do you like the Bethesda Chief’s “Carolina Blue” reflective ensemble? Is that ANSI 107 or 207 compliant? Actually, we all need to set the example and wear our vests. Good ponts on the earlier blog.
reflective vest - 01/04/09 - 23:33

Saw today at Walmart, Class 2 and 3 reflective vests for $9. Looked as good as the ones being sold by FD equipment sellers and sure enough had the appropriate ANSI 107/207 on it. Had them in green, yellow/green, orange.
Walmart - 01/04/09 - 23:46

Lead by example. Enough said.

On another note, though, notice that the road was ‘shut down’. The ultimate safe zone maybe?
DJ (Email) - 01/05/09 - 01:49

Vests are great and wonderful tools, but as DJ and other points note, Vests are NOT enough!
gen3fire - 01/05/09 - 15:35



  
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