Arcadia Fire Department's Jaws of Life Rescue (Photos)
The above photos come from the Arcadia Fire Department's rescue of several trapped people in a malfunctioning elevator. Firefighters used the "jaws of life" to pry open the elevator and assist the group.
On Tuesday August 13, the Arcadia Fire Department assisted several people in a malfunctioning elevator in the 300 block of South First Avenue. Here's the department's description of what happened from Arcadia Fire Department Weekly Log:
At 3:24 p.m., Engine 107 and Truck 105 responded to a report of persons trapped in an elevator in the 300 block of South First Avenue. Fire crews discovered nine people trapped inside a malfunctioning elevator. Battalion 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 were requested to respond to the location. Fire personnel made several non-invasive attempts to restore the elevator to normal function, but were unsuccessful. Ultimately, fire crews utilized the “Jaws of Life” to pry open the elevator door, then used a portable ladder to enter the elevator car from its roof and rescue the occupants. All nine victims were evaluated by paramedics and provided with fluids for rehydration. None of those rescued required further medical intervention.