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Jaws of Life saves lives

te421aOn Friday, August 22nd at 10:20PM, Twentynine Palms firefighters received reports of a traffic accident at the intersection of Highway 62, near Timothy Ave. Initial 911 callers stated that there were possibly people trapped inside of the involved vehicles.

First arriving units found that two vehicles had been involved in, what appeared to be, a head-on collision. Both vehicles sustained major damage and were blocking all four lanes of Highway 62.

After an initial triage of patients, firefighters determined that there were still victims trapped in both vehicles. Crews utilized the “Jaws of Life” to free the trapped occupants and allow for further patient care. Morongo Basin Ambulance transported two patients from the incident, while a third person was taken via air ambulance to a local trauma center.

Twentynine Palms firefighters received mutual aid from the Combat Center Fire Department.

Safety Message: Before operating any vehicle, be sure that all passengers are properly restrained by a safety belt. SEATBELTS SAVE LIVES.



One Response to Jaws of Life saves lives

  1. Branson Hunter
    Branson Hunter August 25, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Outstanding job TPFD!

    Though the city council trashed our fire department, and a short distance down the road it will be looking at bankruptcy. This council has dangerously and shamelessly sat back and watched the TPFD be downsized to where it is unable to provide fire safety 24/7 without the 24/7 mutual aid of County Fire and Base Fire. Though the city gets property taxes back from the county for important infrastructure like fire safety, that money like everything else has been diverted into the hands of this money hungry council people.

    Correct the problem. Vote wisely.

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