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Fire Depts Pull Driver from Wreckage Friday

Brookfield fire departments responded to a car-into-tree Friday afternoon.

At approximately 4:50 p.m. Friday, 9-1-1 calls began to flood the , all reporting a vehicle off the road and into a tree near the intersection of West Whisconier and Stony Brook Road, with the vehicle smoking.

Within minutes, Assistant Chief Jason Broad arrived on scene to confirm one car into a tree with the driver trapped inside the vehicle. Assistant Chief Broad requested a re-tone of the assignment and confirmed that extrication was needed.

Candlewood E-22, which was on a training assignment when the call was dispatched, arrived within minutes to begin the removal of the trapped driver. Shortly thereafter, Rescue 3 arrived on scene; both R-3 and E-22 worked diligently to remove the trapped driver from the wreckage.

In less than 10 minutes emergency crews had the vehicle’s sole occupant removed and into an awaiting ambulance, where they transported the driver to Danbury Hospital.

The scene was cleared shortly after 5:30 p.m.

Michael L. Zezza April 07, 2012 at 10:13 PM
nice job FD!
Steven DeVaux April 08, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Kudo's to Brookfield's finest volunteers for a conspicuous act of bravery selflessly delivered to a person in need. No finer display of community spirit could be more visible than placing one's self in danger for the sake of others. Thank you.
An_opinion April 12, 2012 at 02:32 PM
These guys and gals deserve all the credit in the world. They are there every time anyone calls, they DO IT FOR NO PAY, they are putting their lives on the line every time that call comes in. Do some simple things for them that will help them out enormously .... GET OUT OF THEIR WAY as they are coming down the street.. (this won't help them but they will appreciate it) go up and Thank them EVERY time you see one of them and lastly say a prayer when you hear a fire,ambulance or police siren ... they are all going out there with the intent to help all of us out. This is the LEAST we can do. Kudo's to the Brookfield's finest volunteers ~

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