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Friday, July 1, 2022
Elevator/Escalator Rescue - Windswept Drive - The Peninsula


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Friday July, 1 2022 @ 20:37

Nature: Elevator/Escalator Rescue

Location: 33558 Windswept Dr The Peninsula, DE 19966


On Friday evening, July 1st, the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a elevator rescue on Windswept Drive in the Peninsula.  Additional emergency alerts included the Mid Sussex Rescue Squad and the Sussex County Paramedics.

Emergency response units from Indian River included Rescue 80 from the Oak Orchard facility, Engine #80-3 from the Long Neck facility as well as the Delaware State Fire Police.

Emergency response crew assignments included elevator stabilization with power access temporarily disconnected, efforts to gain access, and assistance with occupant removal.

It was reported that four (4) persons were trapped inside the elevator which was between the first and second floor when it became inoperable.

Once access was made, the occupants were afforded an effort to vacate the elevator shaft.  The Sussex County Paramedics and the Mid Sussex Rescue Squad were present to assist with any medical concerns.