Wilmington – Just before noon today Wilmington Firefighters on the C platoon were alerted to a medical emergency at 50 Berth Road, Port of Wilmington, according to Lieutenant Andrew Cavanaugh.
Cavanaugh said units arrived to find an adult male on a docked barge experiencing a medical issue. The patient was located in the barge which was only accessible by ground ladder, approximately 20 feet from ground level.
St. Francis EMS and NCC Paramedics began assessing and stabilizing the patient, while members from Squad 4 and Engine 2 began rigging for patient transfer to the ground. Crews packaged the patient and lowered him to the ground utilizing an aerial ladder. The patient was transported to the Wilmington Hospital.
The scene was placed under control at 1224 hours by the Incident Commander, Battalion Chief Michael Schaal. Approximately 15 fire and EMS personnel responded to the incident. The following units responded: Engine 2, Squad 4, Tower 1, Battalion 2, St. Francis EMS, and New Castle County Paramedics.
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