Created 4-Sep-12
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Brooklandville, MD, Feb 15, 2009 - Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company members put their training to the test Sunday night February 15th when Squad 322, Tower 323 and Medic 325 responded just before 6 p.m. as part of an inland water rescue assignment to the Greenspring Quarry in Brooklandville, off Greenspring Avenue. Also on the assignment was equipment from Baltimore County Fire Department stations 14 (Brooklandville) and 17 (Texas), the department’s Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team. BCoFD Engine 14 was the first to arrive and reported a man was on a cliff about 40 feet below street level, in a precarious position above the quarry water. Several Baltimore County police officers were on the cliff with the man; it was later learned that two officers pulled the man, who was in the water up to his neck, from the quarry before firefighters arrived. PVFC Captain Glenn Resnick assumed command of the rescue sector and directed firefighters to set up a Z-rig system. Crews from PVFC, BCoFD Station 14 and the BCoFD USAR team worked together to set up the pulley and rope system to lower a stokes basket enabling fellow firefighters to place the victim inside and raise him to street level. Firefighters set up multiple portable lights around the scene and a Baltimore County Police helicopter hovered overhead to provide additional scene lighting. The extrication was complete at 6:43 p.m. BCoFD medic crews transported the man, suffering hypothermic injuries, to Sinai Hospital. The incident occurred in the Quarry Lake at Greenspring community at Greenspring Avenue and Stone Cliff Drive.

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