The Brattleboro Fire Department would like to proudly announce that we have received notice from the NH Fire and Emergency Medical Services that four staff members are recipients, in part, of the 2018 EMS Unit Citation from the State of NH, for their actions taken in the extrication at a fatal accident in Hinsdale, NH on March 9, 2018.
At 10:07pm the Brattleboro Fire Department responded on a mutual aid request for extrication at the scene of a two vehicle, head on collision on Chesterfield Rd in Hinsdale. Lt. Josh Jones, FF Matt Hubbard, FF Ben Aither and FF Andrew Baldwin, all members of Platoon #3, performed the extrication of one patient from the back seat area of a vehicle. The extrication was done under very difficult circumstances as the driver of the vehicle had already been pronounced dead at the scene and the trapped, seriously injured patient was a member of the Hinsdale Fire Department and known to all of the Brattleboro Firefighters.
Along with the Brattleboro Firefighters, other recipients of the Unit Citation are members on the scene from the Hinsdale Fire Department, Chesterfield Fire Department, Rescue Inc, Hinsdale Police, Chesterfield Police and NH State Police.
They will all be recognized by the NH Fire and Emergency Medical Services Committee of Merit at the Annual Awards & Recognition Ceremony in Concord, NH on September 24.
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Contact: Michael Bucossi
Brattleboro Fire Chief