The Oyster Bay Fire Department received a Signal 9 (rescue alarm) at approx. 12:45pm, on Wednesday, Nov. 21st at #2 Bayview Avenue, which is the Frank M. Flower and Sons Oyster and Clam building. The alarm was for a man who had severed his fingers.
Upon the arrival of OBFD Chief Frank Mantegari III, he was met by frantic workers who stated that one of the men had caught his fingers in the winch system and had possibly severed two of his fingers. After a closer inspection of the wound, it was found that the man had severed his middle and ring fingers off of his left hand. After speaking over the radio with Captain R.W. McEvoy, who is also an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, the decision was made to have the patient transported to the Nassau County Medical Center by NCPD Helicopter.
Oyster Bay Fire Department and Atlantic Steamer Fire Co. Medics stabilized the injured man until the arrival of the Nassau County Police Department helicopter which landed at the Roosevelt Park Baseball Field.
Once the helicopter was on the ground the patient was transported by OBFD ambulance 5526 to the awaiting helicopter. Oyster Bay FD Engine 552 and Atlantic Steamer Engine 557 secured the landing zone. Atlantic Steamer Chief Frank Ozol was the incident commander for this alarm.