May 29

Tanker, Rescue, Fire Police to Mechanicstown for Fatal MVA

On May 29th, at 0810 hours, MFD was dispatched under automatic response to the Mechanicstown Fire District with one tanker (E-223) to the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving a garbage truck and a school bus. MFD was also requested with Fire Police (M-225) to shut traffic at Bart Bull Road and R-222 in case the extrication would be lengthy. MFD crews assisted Mechanicstown with extrication of the bus driver before returning to service. One patient was flown to Westchester Medical Center while the other was, unfortunately, pronounced on scene. No children were on the bus at the time. Also while operating at this incident, MFD responded to a fire alarm off of Factory Street with E-219 and an engine from Coldenham. MFD would like to send thoughts and prayers to the families of both affected parties.