Confined Rescue in Swissvale
Today, around 1030am, Edgewood units were dispatched to assist Swissvale with a possible porch collapse. 278 arrived on scene confirming a concrete porch that collapsed, trapping a female patient underneath its debris. The patient remained conscious and alert throughout extrication.
137 and 153 Rescues worked to stabilize the rest of the unstable porch, including cribbing from below and utilizing hydraulic cutters to remove railings and supports to allow for extrication. 278 Truck set up a rope system to stabilize the now free-hanging awning. After roughly an hour of rescue operations, the patient was safely extricated and turned over to EMS for evaluation of minor injuries.