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Successful rescue

Post by glades cat » Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:05 pm

I had an interesting but successful rescue call yesterday. A 3 yo girl got her arm stuck in a pool drain. Where you connect the vacuum attachment. Took an hour of concrete cutting to cut her free. Took her to the hospital with the arm still in the drain pipe. Let the surgeons remove it under controlled conditions. Thank God everything went very well. Seen too many kids dead over the years. Gratifying when they live.
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Re: Successful rescue

Post by Des Moines Boater » Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:12 pm

I saw that on the news. Great work for all you guys. You make us all proud.
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Re: Successful rescue

Post by bravo1218 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:01 pm

Rick
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Post by radar » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:15 pm

thank you for your service gladescat :mrgreen: :alien:

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Re: Successful rescue

Post by FiremanStokes » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:23 pm

Job well done!! :D

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Post by Davie GSO480 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:52 pm

Good job Glades Cat......nice to hear a successfull story.

donnie0541 was firefighter of the year once....at our landing a guy got cut badly from an exploding propeller, Donnie knew exactly what to do, he saved his life.

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Re: Successful rescue

Post by marshrat » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:24 pm

Awsome job Gladescat and crew!
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Re: Successful rescue

Post by rick » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:02 pm

Thanks glades cat...glad ya'll were there to help that little girl.

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Re: Successful rescue

Post by hmgm123 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:02 pm

Pools are part of my line of work. People leave the valves open to vacumn outlet because usually either the main drain is blocked and are trying to relieve the pressure going to the skimmer or the pool water level is below the skimmer oulet. I always tell people do not leave an open vacumn line going with out a vacumn attach, because if a child or an adult for that matter can get their hair or parts of their bodys sucked in. Good job Glades cat.


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Re: Successful rescue

Post by buckshotbob » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:29 pm

GOOD JOB MAN! SAW THAT ON OUR LOCAL NEWS HERE IN NC.!
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Re: Successful rescue

Post by MrTodd2U » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:31 pm

Great job Rick!
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Re: Successful rescue

Post by JOLLY ROGER » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:12 pm

Great Job Rick, Proud to be your friend, I know what you were thinking, this could have been my son ! My little buddy the guitar picker !
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Post by D-BREWSTER » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:52 pm

WAY TO GO RICK !!! I HAD THE PRIVLEDGE OF MEETING SOME OF RICKS GUYS AND SEEING THEIR EQUIPMENT , THEY ARE 1ST RATE NO DOUBT ABOUT IT !! THAT TODDLER WAS IN THE BEST HANDS POSSIBLE... :D
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Re: Successful rescue

Post by airboat4fun » Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:30 am

Hats off to you guys. It's a ruff job you do, especially when it involves the little ones. not nearly enough happy endings

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Re: Successful rescue

Post by goldhunter_2 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:00 am

:thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: Successful rescue

Post by glades cat » Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:16 am

Just wanted to share that with ya. I think about my own kids...then I go home and give em a big hug. Ya know what I mean.
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Re: Successful rescue

Post by gobblerD » Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:28 am

Awesome job. Saw it on the news.

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Re: Successful rescue

Post by keebo » Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:32 am

Awesome job
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Re: Successful rescue

Post by bigkavr » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:55 am

GREAT JOB RICK!!!

I saw the rescue on the national news up here in Ohio. You and your guys did a beautiful job, way to go!
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Re: Successful rescue

Post by plumcrazy » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:37 am

Heroes with heart, fire and rescue folks are the best ,

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