South Adams County Trench Rescue

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South Adams County Trench Rescue

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At approximately 11:25 on September 18th, 2016 South Adams County Fire Department responded to a trench rescue at 7222 Ivy St. in Commerce City. The first arriving units found an adult male trapped in an 8-foot trench, buried from the waist down, and called for assistance from the North Area Technical Rescue Team. Additional resources from Adams County, Arvada, Federal Heights, North Metro and Thornton responded to the scene. Firefighters shored the trench, stabilized the patient and slowly excavated dirt one bucket at a time. Approximately three hours later the patient was freed from the trench and rushed by ambulance to a local hospital.

South Adams County: Chief 22, Battalion 21, Truck 22, Engine 23 & Rescue 23

Adams County Fire Rescue: Battalion 11, Engine 14, Medic 14, Heavy Rescue 14 w/ technical rescue trailer

Federal Heights Fire Department: Engine 41

Thornton Fire Department: Battalion 71, Engine 75, Utility 70 w/ technical rescue trailer

Arvada Fire Protection District: Ladder 54, Engine 55, Rescue 55 w/ technical rescue trailer

North Metro Fire Rescue: Medic 62, Engine 66, Heavy Rescue 61 w/ technical rescue trailer

South Adams County Paramedics / Northglenn Ambulance: Command 21, Ambulance 08 & Ambulance 23

Commerce City Police Department & Adams County Sheriff

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

Charles Broshous Photo ©

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