Red Lights Flashing - SLOW DOWN and MOVE OVER

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 16, 2020 / comments

[ El Dorado County Professional Firefighters]

Late this morning El Dorado County Fire Protection District  Engine 317, Medic 17, Engine 21 and Division 7705 responded with U.S. Forest Service - Eldorado National Forest Engine 354 and Division 6 to a vehicle rollover on Ice House Rd near Wrights Lake. The driver was extricated from the vehicle and transported by Medic 17 to Big Hill where CALSTAR 6 was ready to continue transport of the patient to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. 

There is a lot of traffic on the roadways today, please be careful out there! Engine 21 and Division 7705 happened upon a vehicle fire near Bridal Veil Falls on Highway 50 while returning from this call. While fighting the fire, a vehicle returned to a lane occupied by firefighting equipment and ran over the fire hose, causing immediate equipment failure. This hindered firefighting and put firefighters in danger of being struck by the vehicle. When you see red lights flashing PLEASE SLOW DOWN and MOVE OVER. When in doubt, just stop and await direction from emergency responders. We need you to look out for our safety too!

El Dorado County Fire Protection District Medic 17 and CALSTAR 6 working together to get a trauma patient to definitive care. #partnersincare - REACH Air Medical Services

Posted by El Dorado County Professional Firefighters on Sunday, August 16, 2020