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Firemen Rescue Worker From Reservoir Construction Accident

Burbank Firefighters and Paramedics were summoned to the intersection of Sunset Canyon Dr. and Magnolia Blvd. Friday afternoon after a construction worker fell into a trench that had been dug for the new Burbank Reservoir.

Burbank Fire Fighters & Paramedics package up a worker who fell over 20 feet into a trench on Sunset Cyn. & Magnolia Blvd. Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Fire Fighters & Paramedics package up a worker who fell over 20 feet into a trench on Sunset Canyon and Magnolia Blvd. Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Upon their arrival, firefighters found the man,who had suffered a major leg injury, at the bottom of a shored trench.  He had reportedly fallen 20 feet into the open trench.

Firefighters requested additional equipment with a stokes basket, ropes, and other specialized equipment.  Under the Direction of Battalion Chief Ron Barone, they hoisted the victim, stabilized him,and then transported him by rescue ambulance to the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

Burbank Fire Fighters & Paramedics package up a worker who fell over 20 feet into a trench on Sunset Cyn. & Magnolia Blvd. Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Fire Fighters & Paramedics package up a worker who fell over 20 feet into a trench on Sunset Canyon and Magnolia Blvd. Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Hiker Rescued From Hills By Burbank Firefighters

Burbank Firefighters responded with a full rescue response when a female became ill and was reported down about one half mile up the walking trail above the Stough Canyon Nature Center.

Burbank's well prepared Paramedics & Firefighters load the victim prior to transport to St. Joseph Medical Center. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Fire Fighters responded with an engine, a truck company, a patrol rig, and a rescue ambulance, plus a slew of USAR (urban search and rescue) equipment from Pasadena. The firefighters gathered their hiking gear along with ropes and necessary equipment, and loaded into Burbank’s patrol rig and up the hill they went.

Discovered not far up the trail was a female in her late teens dehydrated and down.   They treated her, and then found she was ambulatory, so firefighters loaded her into their patrol rig and brought her to waiting paramedics at the Nature Center.

The Paramedics evaluated the victim and decided a trip to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center was in her best interest.

Burbank Fire Departments Patrol 11 brings the distressed hiker down safely. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

 

After Making Wrong Turn, Driver Winds Upside Down

A freak accident trapped a driver for an extended time while Burbank Firefighters used several tools to extricate her.

Burbank Firefighters work to free the driver of this car following a freak accident. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters along with Burbank Police were dispatched to Orange Grove Ave. and Sunset Canyon Dr., near the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for a report of a traffic accident involving an overturned car with two occupants inside.  Reportedly, the passenger climbed out prior to the fire department’s arrival.  The driver remained trapped for over 30 minutes while firefighters used airbags, the jaws of life, cribbing, and several other pieces of equipment  from their box of tools that they carry.

Freak accident leave one trapped for 30 minutes in overturned car, on steep Burbank hill. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

It was reported that the driver drove up Orange Grove Terrace, not knowing it was a dead-end street.  She then was attempting to back down the steep street when she accidentally went over the side and ended up in the parking lot of the church, with her vehicle overturned.

The unidentified middle-aged driver was transported to Holy Cross Medical Center with moderate injuries.

 

Firefighters were under the Direction of Battalion Chief Ron Barone.   Burbank Police are continuing their investigation.

Burbank Firefighters work to free the driver of this freak accident when her car went over the side as she was backing down Orange Grove Terrace. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Paramedics prepare the driver to be transported to Holy Cross after freeing her from her overturned auto. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Fire Dept. Hosts CERT Competition

BurbankNBeyond’s Deborah Dodge traveled to Burbank’s Fire Department Training Center, which was the home of this years CERT Invitational 2011, involving the teams from Los Angeles City, LASD County Cert, NBC-Universal ERT, Rancho Cucamonga Cert, and Simi Valley Cert. The teams competed in several exercises that they would have to preform if they were called out during an emergency, such as Cribbing, Search, Disaster medical/treatment area, CERT Knowledge written Exam, Triage and Fire Suppression.. The victims were local students who had the best makeup supplied by local makeup supplier Cinema Secrets. The results from the day are: Station Winners: Cribbing: Burbank Fire Corps CERT Search: NBCUni Masters of Disaster Disaster Medical: NBCUni Masters of Disaster CERT Knowledge Written Exam: NBC-Universal Squad 51 Triage: Agoura Hills CERT Fire Suppression: Burbank Fire Corps CERT Overall Team Standings: 3rd overall: Burbank Fire Corps CERT 2nd overall: NBCUni Masters of Disaster 1st overall: NBCUni Squad 51

Burbank Fire Dept. Hosts CERT Competition

BurbankNBeyond’s Deborah Dodge traveled to Burbank’s Fire Department Training Center, which was the home of this years CERT Invitational 2011, involving the teams from Los Angeles City, LASD County Cert, NBC-Universal ERT, Rancho Cucamonga Cert, and Simi Valley Cert. The teams competed in several exercises that they would have to preform if they were called out during an emergency, such as Cribbing, Search, Disaster medical/treatment area, CERT Knowledge written Exam, Triage and Fire Suppression.. The victims were local students who had the best makeup supplied by local makeup supplier Cinema Secrets. The results from the day are: Station Winners: Cribbing: Burbank Fire Corps CERT Search: NBCUni Masters of Disaster Disaster Medical: NBCUni Masters of Disaster CERT Knowledge Written Exam: NBC-Universal Squad 51 Triage: Agoura Hills CERT Fire Suppression: Burbank Fire Corps CERT Overall Team Standings: 3rd overall: Burbank Fire Corps CERT 2nd overall: NBCUni Masters of Disaster 1st overall: NBCUni Squad 51

Fire Dep Unveils New Rescue Ambulance

The new Burbank Rescue Ambulance (RA) seen here on it’s delivery to the Fire Department (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

The Burbank Fire Department recently took delivery of one of three new Paramedic Rescue Ambulances. The ambulances, which are Ford F-450 Super Duty trucks, were built by Leader Ambulances of  South El Monte and are being lettered and prepared for use by the Burbank’s Paramedics. The ‘RA’s’ have state of the art communications, and life saving equipment on board, with plenty of room for the medics in the back. As the picture shows it has dual sirens, air-horns, new strobes and warning lights, which could help in heavy traffic. This past year the Burbank Paramedics alone responded to over 8000 calls for service. These new ambulances will be seen on the streets soon, and always remember when you hear a siren move to the right, it just may be your neighbor their responding to help.

(Above) Lettering on the new RA is being completed while (below) as you can see, the new ambulances has plenty of room inside to let Paramedics perform life saving techniques while transporting Burbank patients to the hospital (Photo By Ross A. Benson)