Extrication on Interstate 684
By Firefighter Jared Hirschberg
March 15, 2024

Late Friday night, Croton Falls Fire with NSVAC and WEMS were dispatched to a vehicle off the road with entrapment in the area of Fields Lane. While Cars 2072 and 2073 were en route, WCDES 60 Control advised the best access for the vehicle would be on Interstate 684 North of Exit 8. Car 2073 was first arriving and reported a vehicle down the embankment with two parties still in the vehicle. Car 2073 with crews from Rescue 28 and Engine 148 provided patient assessment, cleared brush and debris with a chainsaw, and extricated the patients utilizing the Hurst Edraulic Spreader Tool. Car 2072 with other crew members tied off a rope system from the guardrail to the vehicle to assist members operating in the embankment. Car 2072, 2073, Rescue 28, Engine 148, and Utility 28 operated for about 90 minutes before clearing.

Units: 2072, 2073, R28, E148, U28
Mutual Aid: NSVAC, WEMS Medic 3, WEMS 4515, NSPD, NYSP