Hiker Rescued From Hills By Burbank Firefighters

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Loaded and ready for transport, for additional test at St. Joseph Medical Center. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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)

 

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