At 02:05 on 11/19/11, SCFD Engine 1, Engine 3, Truck 4 and Medlink Squad 2 out of Stud City were dispatched through and Auto Mutual Aid Agreement with Jaytown to respond to a two car High Speed MVA (Motor Vehicle Accident) with Car Fire as well as Entrapment at the intersection of Main St. & SR 9 in Downtown Jaytown. At the time of the accident all JVFD and LCFD7 crews were battling a structure fire at 227 River Road. SCFD E1 arrived to find one car on fire with a patient trapped inside and a second car with a patient conscious but stuck in their car. SCFD E1 assisted by crews off of E3 with a second attack line, battled the car fire and were not able to make it to the patient in time. Chief Larsen stated in an interview that "if it wasn't for our mutual aid contracts no one would have came to this incident. Unfortunately their is nothing that could have saved the driver in this situation, When the response is delayed let alone waiting for units a city away to arrive on scene, we should be fortunate things did not get any worse." The patient of the second car was extricated by Truck 4 and walked away uninjured. Medlink Squad 2 out of Stud City arrived and evaluated the second patient before determining that the patient was ok to not be transported.
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Thanks Paulo. Pictures are great. This M/A incident is the first of many including other departments as much as possible for a close working relationship so when "The Big One" comes we will all be ready.