Auto Accident with Extrication on the Interstate
By Chief of Department Jason Nickson
March 24, 2020

On Monday March 23rd, at 12:18 Bedford Hills FD along with Katonah Bedford Hills VAC and Westchester EMS were dispatched to Interstate 684 for a motor vehicle accident with reported entrapment. Upon the arrival of Car 2032 and 45-Medic 1, they located a single vehicle into a tree of the center median with one occupant heavily entrapped.

BHFD crews extricated the occupant from the vehicle and assisted EMS, transferring the patient to the ambulance. Due to the weather and road conditions, as well as multiple companies being committed to the limited access Interstate, one Engine (E115) from Katonah FD and a Rescue (R44) from Bedford Fire Department were placed on standby in their respective quarters.

KBHVAC along with (45-M1) transported the occupant to an area Trauma Center. BHFD remained on scene until released by the New York State Police.

Unit Rundown:

BHFD: Car 2031 (Incident Command), Car 2032 (Operations), Car 2033, Engine 198, Engine 199, Rescue 10, Mini-Attack 9, Utility 6
WEMS: 4513 (ALS Supervisor), 45 Medic-1
WCDES: Battalion 16
New York State Police

Standby Companies:
BVFD: Car 2042, Car 2043, Rescue 44
KFD: Car 2211, Car 2212, Car 2213, Engine 115