For Immediate Release Scott Will
9/5/2011 Fire Captain
Red Wing Fire Department
Red Wing Firefighter/Paramedics Respond To Bluff Rescue
(Sept. 5 th 2011, Red Wing, Minn.) - At 1147 A.M. Red Wing firefighter/paramedics responded to
Barn Bluff to assist two individuals requiring medical care. Medic 4 transported one 1 patient to
Fairview Red Wing Medical Center at 2:42 P.M. At the time of transport, the patient was in
stable condition. The second patient was located by rescue personnel and pronounced dead at
the scene. Nine firefighters and two police officers responded to the scene. Firefighters used
technical rope rescue techniques and Advanced Life Support to extricate the injured person
from the bluff.
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.