23 September 2011
On the roads with SFR
Crews called to traffic collisions
STRATHCLYDE Fire & Rescue crews were called on to use
special cutting equipment to free casualties from vehicles
following two Road Traffic Collisions yesterday (Thursday).
In the first incident, firefighters from Mauchline
responded to a three-car RTC on the B743 miles west of
Smallburn at just after 1pm.
Cutting equipment was used to remove the roof from the car to
free one male casualty, who was transferred to hospital by
air ambulance. A further male casualty was checked by ambulance
crews at the scene before being taken to hospital by road
And last night, at 6.07pm, firefighters from Muirkirk were
called to an incident on the A70 near to Boghead Farm following a
two-car RTC. Cutting equipment was used to free one male
casualty, who was later transferred to Ayr Hospital by ambulance. A
second male casualty was treated for minor cuts and bruises.
Meanwhile, crews were also called to a fire at a
supermarket in Greenock at 3.14am today. Firefighters used
breathing apparatus and the Aerial Rescue Pump was set up as a
water tower to tackle the fire, which was in the clock tower of the