12/20/10 181 W, 1 I - + 11 - 4 This Morning's Mass Casualty Incident / Highway 64

Chain reaction collision between three school activity buses on eastbound Highway 64 at Edinburgh Drive. Dispatched about 10:30 a.m. Occupants included about 113 eighth-graders on a field trip from Asheboro. Cary Fire Department responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue, and two Battalion Chiefs. EMS second alarm dispatched, along with additional resources. Total of 14 ambulances from Cary, Apex, Wake County, and Six Forks EMS, plus four EMS district chiefs, one EMS chief, one Deputy Medical Directory. Total of 36 patients transported with minor injuries, one adult and 35 students. Other students and adults walked in groups to nearby hotel for shelter. Three transit buses requested. See photos by Mike Legeros. Or news coverage from WRAL, WTVD, and NBC 17.


14 Ambulances - EMS 51, 9, 42, 41, 52, 4, 124, 3, 14, 121, 123, 1, 32, 43, 6
4 District Chiefs - D5, D2, D1, D4
1 APP - Medic 91
1 Chief - EMS 500
1 Deputy Medical Director - MD-20
1 Medical Evacuation Bus - Evac 1
Chatham County EMS unit and Wake County EMS Truck 1 turned away

Engine 3, Engine 4
Ladder 3
Rescue 4 Rescue 2
Battalion 1, Battalion 2
Safety Officer 20
Car 2

Other units, corrections?

Strong work, all those on the scene. You don’t see one of those every day!
CH100 - 12/21/10 - 19:58

Oh yea forgot SO20 “Safety Officer”.
RES2 - 12/21/10 - 20:19

Rescue-2 was on the scene. Rescue 4 was out of service USAR training.
RES2 - 12/21/10 - 20:20

Thanks for the corrections. I should have caught the correct rescue unit, given that I took a close-up of the license plate reading Rescue 2!
Legeros - 12/21/10 - 20:22

Great job by all on scene. As I was monitoring all I could think of is how far we have come Public Safety wise in Central NC. Kudos to all involved from the very top to the just starting volly! :) Awesome work!
Marshall Sherard KE4ZNR (Email) (Web Site) - 12/21/10 - 23:13

isn’t SO-20 = Car 6?
rookie - 12/22/10 - 14:03

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