At approximately 0739 hrs, on Tuesday November 14th, the Oyster Bay and Atlantic Steamer Fire Companies were alerted for an auto accident with overturn and aided at the intersection of Northern Blvd. and Moore’s Hill Rd. The 1st chief to arrive on scene was 2nd Asst. Chief Vincent Bellissimo of the Oyster Bay Fire Co. No.1. He advised the responding units that a person was pinned in the auto and needed the jaws of life. Soon after Chiefs Anthony DeCarolis, Frank Mantegari and Frank Ozol of Atlantic Steamer Fire Co. arrived and set up a command post and advised responding units of what was needed. The crews from Atlantic Steamer Heavy Rescue unit 555 and Oyster Bay Fire Department Engine 558 used two sets of the jaws of life to extricate the trapped driver. During the extrication, medical technicians from both Departments and the NCPD stabilized the patient. The extrication took approximately 5 minutes. As you can see in the photos, the door and the roof were cut away in order to get the aided out of the vehicle. The extricated driver was transported to a helicopter landing zone at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory by OBFD ambulance 5516. NCPD helicopter 4 had been dispatched earlier and was waiting with Atlantic Steamer Engine 559 to provide additional assistance. A second patient was transported to Huntington hospital by OBFD ambulance 5526. This was the first call for Oyster Bay FD’s new second ambulance. Both patients are doing well.
OBFD at MVA
November 14, 2006