June 22

Rescue to Coldenham for Auto Accident with Pin on I-84

at 1643 hours on June 22nd, MFD was dispatched under mutual aid for one rescue to the scene of a serious motor vehicle accident on I-84 westbound in the Coldenham Fire District. Cars 3 (Sharpe) and 1 (Pressler) quickly responded along with Rescue 222. MFD units were advised by Orange 911 to proceed to the I-84 west off ramp at exit 5 and respond eastbound in the westbound lane to access the scene, due to I-84 being shut down and large volumes of traffic. MFD units arrived on scene and assisted Coldenham FD, Maybrook FD, and Orange Lake FD with extrication of the patients and establishing a landing zone for a medevac in the closed westbound lane of I-84. Unfortunately this scene became grim after the one of the patients was pronounced on scene. I-84 westbound was shut for nearly 3 hours while NYS Police conducted their investigation. In addition to the companies on scene; Bullville FD stood by Montgomery, Goodwill FD stood by Coldenham, and Washingtonville FD stood by Maybrook. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all involved.