Westhampton Beach Fire Department
Heavy Rescue At The Scene of A Motor Vehicle Accident
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By Web Team
September 1, 2017

Just before 2pm on Friday, September 1, 2017 the department was activated for a reported Heavy Rescue at the scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident, westbound sunrise highway approximately 1.5 miles west of Exit 63. Southampton Town Police were taking multiple calls stating a vehicle struck a tree with the occupants trapped.

Chief Billy Dalton (7-8-30) and Rescue 7-8-5 arrived simultaneously and began to size up the scene. Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance First Responder Paramedic was on scene evaluating both occupants. He requested the passenger side door be removed so he could gain access to the patient. Rescue 5's crew put the hydraulic tools to work to free the passenger, which took less than 5 minutes. While the firefighters were cutting free the passenger, other FD members began to stabilize and secure the vehicle, making sure it would not move. Engine 2 arrived on scene and pulled a precautionary hand-line. Fire police setup a safe working zone for the accident scene by shutting down one lane using a Engine 1 on an angle, cones and advanced signs.

The Eastport Fire Department also received reports of an accident in their district, but it was determined that the call was in our district. Their chiefs and rescue truck responded to our scene and provided assistance.

All units were back in headquarters by 2:45pm. The two occupants were treated and transported by Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital for evaluation and treatment of non-life threatening injuries. New York State Troopers were on scene and are handling the investigation.

Units: 7-8-1, 7-8-2, 7-8-5, 7-8-11, 7-8-30, 7-8-32
Mutual Aid: Eastport FD 5-8-7
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