HelmetCam Video: Extrication of Firefighter/Video Operator’s Father, Who’s Also a Firefighter

Extrication operation showing access to a passenger door, patient protection, sawing the windshield, removal of the vehicle’s roof, and pullback of the steering wheel and the dashboard.

The Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Department responded about 5:00 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 to rescue call for a pickup truck crashed into a tree with the driver trapped in the 3500 block of Cacapon Road near Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. The crash occurred just east of the Potamac River, and about 80 miles northwest of Washington D.C.

The Eastern Panhandle Working Fires Facebook page included posts about the crash and extrication operation. The victim in the crash is firefighter Captain Roger Steiner. His son, firefighter Jason Steiner, who was wearing a helmetcam during the extrication operation, later reported his father has one broken rib, and “will be sore for awhile.” Jason also offered a special thanks to Great Cacapon Fire Company, Berkeley Springs Vol. Fire Co., Morgan Co Rescue Hancock Rescue Squad and law enforcement for their actions on the rescue call.

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