Carman Volunteer Fire Department, Schenectady, NY
On Friday, November 10th at 15:00, Carman Fire Dept. was activated for a reported car into a house. Upon arrival, command reported a car that had backed through the front of a home and was partially through the rear of the home with the driver trapped in the vehicle. When the vehicle went through the home, it knocked out a main support beam that supported the second floor of the home and landed on the vehicle.
CFD Rescue #134 arrived and the crew deployed our new Rescue 42 Composite Struts to support the structure. Two long struts supported the roof structure until a contractor was able to bring in temporary supports. The driver of the vehicle was removed and transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
Scott DeHart, 1st Asst. Chief
Carman Vol. Fire Department