06/27/11 77 W, 1 I - + 5 - 1 Blocking at Bus Accident

Engine 8 and Engine 20, foreground and background respectively, are shown on scene at this afternoon's bus accident on Interstate 40 at Chapel Hill Road. One reported fatality, the driver. No other passengers believed on bus. Units on scene included Engine 8, Engine 20, Ladder 7, Rescue 2, Battalion 3, District 5 (first on scene), District 1, and EMS 8. There's news coverage a-plenty, check your local news sites. Photos from Legeros (shown below) and Lee later.

Question for the on scence guys and or Mike and Lee, what was the extrication time if that can be provided.
Curious - 06/28/11 - 18:30

George, I observed the following during my time on scene: patient assessment, stabilization of vehicle, securing of perimeter, and stretching of a hand line. I did not observe extrication during the early period of the incident, nor know if it was required for the subsequent recovery.
Legeros - 06/28/11 - 19:47

Pun on the anonymous commenter’s name, of course. George, as in Curious George. Signed, the man with the yellow shirt.
Legeros - 06/28/11 - 19:47

I do have to say, from the pics of this scene, we have come one hell of a distance when it comes to highway safety. While sometimes (very few) we may have too much space between vehicles, for the most part we create one hell of a safety zone (in a good way). Things really come together beautifully when RFD (and the few county agencies that respond to the highways with us), RPD, EMS, and IMAP work together like the above incident. Sure beats the old days of one unit sitting on the shoulder and cars whizzing by at 75 mph!!

Mike, I got the reference…
Silver - 06/28/11 - 22:30

Exctrication took about 2 hours after the intial dispatch. Units on scene were waiting for CCBI to arrive and take pictures of the wreck. CCBI is now investigating all deaths inside city. Of course with RPD help.
ncems - 06/30/11 - 10:33

Thank you Lee. Sorry for the confusion
ncems - 06/30/11 - 20:59

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