Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department


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Phone : 302-732-6151

Fax : 302-732-1091

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Dagsboro Fire Department
P.O. Box 128 Dagsboro, DE 19939

Physical Address:
31818 Waples St.
Dagsboro, DE 19939

Emergency Dial 9.1.1

Serving our Community since 1943

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Level 1 MCI - Vines Creek Rd. a/o Townsend Rd.

Monday, June 8, 2015
At 20:59 on Saturday 15 May, the Sussex EOC alerted the DVFD, Frankford EMS, SCEMS Medic's 103, 105, EMS100, EMS ADMIN, & Trooper II for a reported multi-vehicle collision with ejection on Vines Creek Rd. in the area of Townsend Rd. Fire Police Officer G. Cox arrived from the east side of the MVC during dispatch followed closely by Asst. Chief D. Elliott from the west side and both were faced with a large number of vehicles and a large amount of debris over an approximate 1/4 mile long area. Both began going from car to car trying to get a number of vehicles & patients. Asst. Chief D. Elliott established IC, at which time EOC was inquiring the number of patients, IC advised he had not determined as they were still trying to size up the scene. With this information a Level I MCI was initiated. EOC alerted Roxana EMS and re-alerted Dagsboro & Frankford EMS for additional BLS units to the scene. IC called for all available fire police in the area to shut both east & west bound Vines Creek Rd. (DE26) down from Armory RD (DE20) to Townsend Rd. Engine 732 with a crew of (7) seven marked up at 21:03 under the command of Asst. S. Furbush and was advised of the information. Ambulances B-73 & A-76 arrived and began triage, with Frankford's Deputy Chief R. Murray as EMS command. IC advised Engine 732 to pull to the middle of the scene and provide scene lighting, & also to begin with securing hazard on the vehicles. IC advised Trooper II they would be utilized to fly the patient which was ejected. Rescue Co. 73 arrived with a staffing of (5) five and assisted with EMS & securing hazards as well as providing scene lighting. A-90 arrived and secured (2) two patient refusals before transport (2) two priority 3 patients to BMC. The priority 1 patient was packaged by Frankford EMS & the Rescue Co., loaded into Trooper II & transported to PRMC. IC placed the incident under control holding all units at 21:25. Units where made ready for service at 23:18 after assisting clear debris & DSP. A total of (3) three patient were transported to hospitals with an additional (3) three refusals obtained on scene by EMS crews. It was later determined by numerous eye witnesses that the subject that was ejected, was traveling westbound at an extremely high rate pf speed in a mustang convertible when he lost control on uneven pavement and began spinning down the center line striking both oncoming traffic as well as vehicles in his lane. Vines Creek Rd. was closed for 2 1/2 hrs. and a street sweeper from DEL-DOT was called in to help remove debris from the roadway. In the end it was determined only (5) five vehicles were directly involved & the exact cause of the collision is still under investigation by DSP. Units Operating on Scene: Engine 732, Rescue Co. 73, Utility 73, Amb. B-73, Amb. A-76, Amb. B-76, Amb. A-90, SCEMS Medic 103, Medic 105, EMS 100, EMS Admin., Trooper II, SCFP, DPD, DSP, DEL-DOT

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