Busy week for Lacombe and area emergency services

This past week has been very busy for Lacombe Fire, Blackfalds Fire, Lacombe Police and Blackfalds RCMP, Red Deer EMS and Lacombe EMS.

  • Sep. 25, 2014 11:00 a.m.

FIRST RESPONSE - Firefighters work to stabilize a pickup truck after it was involved in a collision on the QEII Hwy. northbound near Blackfalds last week. Once the vehicle was stabilized

This past week has been very busy for Lacombe Fire, Blackfalds Fire, Lacombe Police and Blackfalds RCMP, Red Deer EMS and Lacombe EMS.

On Sept. 25th at approximately 11:30 a.m., Lacombe Fire was dispatched to a vehicle fire on the QEII Hwy. involving an aerial lift truck just north of the Hwy. 12 overpass, but were quickly able to bring the situation under control.

The previous night, Lacombe Fire, Lacombe Police and Lacombe EMS responded to a motor vehicle versus pedestrian collision where a 22-year-old woman was struck at the intersection of 50 Ave. and 50 St. in Lacombe at approximately 10:30 p.m.

The woman suffered serious though non-life-threatening injuries to her lower body, police say.

She was transported from the scene to the Lacombe Airport via ground ambulance and was then air-lifted by STARS Air Ambulance to hospital for treatment.

Insp. Lorne Blumhagen of the Lacombe Police Service said that the LPS is working in collaboration with Blackfalds RCMP regarding the incident and the investigation is ongoing but did confirm that the collision was a hit and run.

He added that further information will be released from Blackfalds RCMP when it becomes available.

On Sept. 22nd, Lacombe Fire responded to a single vehicle rollover just south of Morningside on Hwy. 2A near the Exit 437 overpass.

While the initial call indicated that there was one patient trapped in the rolled vehicle, firefighters learned on arrival that there were in fact two patients, neither of whom were trapped in the vehicle.

Lacombe Fire Chief Ed van Delden said that it is not unusual for conflicting information to be verified on-scene as dispatchers are working quickly with minimal information about incidents and do not always have clear details.

“You will often hear us on the radio confirming what we have when we arrive,” said van Delden. “That is so units know what we actually have versus what it was called in as.”

Two patients were removed without need of extrication tools and transported to hospital.

Earlier Monday morning, Lacombe Fire was dispatched and then stood down after reports of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision in Blackfalds.

Blackfalds RCMP later released a statement detailing that the reports of a 10-year-old girl being struck by a motor vehicle were erroneous and in fact the collision had involved two vehicles with one colliding with the rear of the other. One passenger did sustain minor injuries but no child or pedestrian was hit in the collision.

Also Monday morning, a skateboarder was struck by a motor vehicle on Hwy. 2A near the Blindman River and sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Blackfalds RCMP and Blackfalds Fire attended the scene. This incident is still being investigated.

Meanwhile, on Sept. 17th after 10:30 p.m., Lacombe Fire was dispatched to the Canadian University College and Parkview Adventist Academy campus for a fire investigation.

van Delden said no active fire was discovered but an appliance was taken out of service as a result of the investigation.

Earlier that day, Lacombe Fire, Blackfalds Fire and EMS crews had responded to a three-vehicle collision on QEII Hwy. northbound, just south of the Blackfalds overpass.

Originally, STARS had been dispatched to the scene but was stood down after emergency crews were able to determine that patient injuries were not as severe as initially believed.

Lacombe Fire members were able to use extrication tools to remove two doors and a support from a pickup truck that had rolled into the ditch and removed one trapped passenger who was transported via ground ambulance to hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Two other vehicles, a van and a small car, were also involved in the collision.

There were some patients transported to hospital from the van but none were trapped and the small car received only minor damage.

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