Engine and Squad 63-1 just cleared an unusual rescue at the Taco Bell at 2040 Lincoln Highway East. East Lampeter PD and Lancaster EMS had already been dispatched to the location to assist a citizen who had become stuck at the drive-thru window.
The customer’s debit card had fallen to the pavement next to their vehicle, and in the process of trying to reach out of their car for it, they became wedged between the car door and the vehicle itself. After several unsuccessful attempts to free the driver by the police department, the LFC was requested to assist.
The crews from Engine 63-1 and Squad 63-1 stabilized the vehicle, then attempted to use the hydraulic rescue tools to push the car away from the building. That plan was unsuccessful. Crews then deployed the winch off the front of Engine 63-1 and were able to pull the vehicle laterally just enough to free the patient. EMS monitored the patient’s condition during the entire operation and then treated them after they were freed. Extrication of the patient took roughly 15 minutes from the time of arrival.
Engine 63-1 and Squad 63-1 returned to quarters without further incident.