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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Penfield Firefighters Responded for a Search Last Night

Penfield firefighters were called last night at 9:30 to assist the sheriffs with a search and rescue for a woman with a child and dog who had become lost in the trail system of the Lucien Moren Park (formally known as the Ellison Park Wetlands).

As the story unfolded -
The call was originally sent out to Penfield Fire to  meet the sheriff's at 1879 Blossom Rd to begin a search party for the victims in the park.   As apparatus went enroute 911 was able to determine that she was not in that vicinity of the southern portion of Ellison Park but in the northern Ellison Park Wetlands (Lucien Moren Park) on the north side of Browncroft Blvd.   The victim's cell phone GPS coordinates were used placing her 2770 ft west of intersection of Parkview and Falcon's Crest which is a steep wooded area with the Irondequoit Creek basin at the bottom.
The chief made the decision to set up a command post at the Glendoveers Banquet restaurant on Old Browncroft Blvd and split the responding equipment by sending an one Assistant Chief and Engine company to Parkview and the Rescue and Grass Fire units to the command post.
As more information came in, operations became more focused on the Brighton dump area and the trail head located near/behind McGregors on Empire Blvd.  West Webster was called upon for mutual aid to begin hiking the trail and providing an ATV plus a boat to sail up the creek while the Brighton Fire District provided a full assignment of equipment to the dump area.   Visual and verbal contact was made about 30 minutes into the scene by a Monroe County Sheriff Officer and one of Brighton's Assistant chiefs.  The Sheriff Officer then lead a Penfield Engine Company back to the west bank of the Irondequoit Creek from the dump area while the Brighton assistant chief began to set up a staging area to recieve the victims.  From this point crews were able to guide the West Webster firefighter hiking team via radio's to the victims location.
The victims were then transported back across the creek by West Webster's boat who were met by Brighton and Penfield firefighters and an awaiting Brighton Ambulance. 
The whole rescue took about 2 hours from start to finish.  It was estimated that over 65 volunteers from the three fire department (Penfield, West Webster, and Brighton) plus several volunteers from Brighton and West Webster Ambulance Corps, plus several law enforcement officers were involved in the search effort.
Volunteers for Penfield spent most of the next day cleaning equipment and placing it back into service.

To the side are maps of the terrain with the equipment responses and time stamps - click for larger view

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