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Oct/Nov, 2017

1ST Responder Newspaper - MA

MARYLAND

Emergency Crews Respond to Fatal Accident in Maugansville Maugansville, MD - On the afternoon of August 3rd, Washington County 911 received calls reporting a serious accident on Interstate 81, south of the Pennsylvania line. Emergency crews from both Maryland and Pennsylvania were dispatched out to the area of the 12 mile marker for the JUMP TO FILE# accident at 2:42 081517109 P.M. Washington County 911 had received multiple reports of a tractor-trailer that rolled over, landing down an embankment. Maugansville Fire Co.’s Rescue Squad was the first unit to arrive, finding the accident to be just north of Showalter Road. Rescue Squad 13 confirmed dispatch information and reported one confirmed entrapment. Command was immediately established and the request was made for Washington County Special Operations to respond with Hazmat 20. Firefighters worked to stabilize the truck as others worked to make access to the driver. Command reported the patient to be a Priority 1/Category “A” Trauma and requested aviation to be started. Crews were able to gain

access to the patient within 15 minutes of their arrival on the scene. Once access was made, EMS confirmed the patient to be Priority 4 and aviation was cancelled on the call. Emergency crews remained committed on the scene for nearly two hours to assist Maryland State Police with recovery operations. Interstate 81 was limited to one lane while rescue crews worked the incident. Operations were reported complete at 4:41 P.M., at which time Command was terminated and FD units were able to clear the incident. The investigation of the accident is currently being handled by the Maryland State Police Hagerstown Barracks. The accident involved a Tractor-Trailer that was traveling northbound on I-81 when it ran off the road onto the right shoulder, striking the guardrail and overturning down a steep embankment, striking a tree and spilling its load. There was an initial concern for possible hazardous materials, but crews were able to check the contents and quickly confirmed that no hazardous materials were involved. The driver of the truck was the only occupant and the cause of the accident is still undetermined. Emergency crews assisting at the incident responded from Mau-

gansville Goodwill Fire Co.13, Long Meadow Fire Co.27, Greencastle PA’s Rescue Hose Co.3, Community Rescue Service Co.75, Washington County Division of Emergency Services, Washington

County Special Operations 20, Washington County Emergency Rehab Unit 255, and the Hagerstown MD State Police Barracks. Units from MD State Police Aviation Command and PA’s Mar-

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