Back-to-Back Shootings for Wednesday Night Crew
 
By Captain Steven King
January 31, 2018
 

Shortly before and after midnight, the Wednesday night crew responded to two unrelated shootings. Sadly, the victim of the first shooting incident was deceased upon arrival.

Less than an hour later, Engine 511, Ambulance 511 and Medic 511, were again dispatched to a second, unrelated shooting. While EMTs and paramedics from Stonewall Jackson VFD&RS and the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue quickly administered medical care to the patient, Engine 511’s crew established an improvised landing zone in a parking lot beside Bullock Drive. Helicopter AirCare One quickly arrived and flew the patient to a regional trauma center.

Thanks to the quick actions and great teamwork of all the responding units, this patient's chance of survival and prognosis were greatly enhanced.

 
Units: Engine 511, Medic 511, Ambulance 511
 
Firefighters and EMTs from Ambulance 511 and Engine 511 prepare to meet the flight crew from AirCare.
Firefighters and EMTs from Ambulance 511 and Engine 511 prepare to meet the flight crew from AirCare.
A safe takeoff is the best sight for the Engine crew.
A safe takeoff is the best sight for the Engine crew.
 
The officer of the Engine is responsible for establishing an improvised landing zone that is both safe and close to the critically injured patient.
The officer of the Engine is responsible for establishing an improvised landing zone that is both safe and close to the critically injured patient.