City of Red Wing

Red Wing Firefighter/Paramedics Respond To A Motor Vehicle Crash

Friday, July 9 2010 12:00 AM
For Immediate Release:                                                         Contact: Pete Willi07/08/2010                                                                              Acting Captain                                                                                                 Red Wing Fire Department                                                                                                 388.7141 Red Wing Firefighter/Paramedics Respond To A Motor Vehicle Crash (July 8, 2010, Red Wing, Minn.) – At 11:38 the Red Wing Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle crash at HWY 61 at 316.  Red Wing Fire Department responded with two ambulances, and arrived on scene within 12 minutes of receiving the call. While responding to the scene Firefighter/paramedics requested two additional ALS ambulances from the Hastings Fire department and two medical helicopters. Medical Helicopters from Mayo One in Rochester and North Memorial in Lakeville responded. The Minnesota State Patrol, Dakota county Sheriff, Goodhue County Sheriff, Hastings Fire Department and the Miesville Fire Department also responded.  Red Wing Fire Department transported one critical patient to Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, Hastings Fire Department transported two critical patients to Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, Mayo One transported one Critical patient to Regions Hospital, and North Memorial transported one critical patient to Regions Hospital in Saint Paul. Ellsworth Area Ambulance was dispatched to assist with ambulance coverage for the Red Wing Fire Department. Red Wing Fire Departments first arriving ambulance crew assumed the role of EMS command and patient triage. The EMS command is responsibly for the coordination of incoming ambulances and helicopters. The patient triage assignment is responsible for assessing the condition of the patients and determining the treatment and transport priority.  The mission of the Red Wing Fire Department is to enhance the safety and security of the community by providing cost effective protection of life and property, through fire prevention, public education, fire suppression and emergency medical care.
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