On 8-19-2014 the Dorchester 911 Center alerted Sta.26 Eldorado Brookview for an accident with rescue near the 6000 block of Eldorado Rd. Chief 26 arrived to find a farm type tractor-trailer off the roadway that had collided with a pick up truck that was pulling a trailer with farm equipment. The pickup truck had become lodge to the front of the tractor-trailer with the driver heavily trapped. Command requested rescue units from Sta.100 Federalsburg, Sta.6 Hurlock and Sta.14 Sharptown. The “Go-Team” from Shock Trauma in Baltimore was picked up and flown to the scene due to injuries and the position the driver was trapped. Ground crews were able to free the driver before Trooper-1 could land with the Go-Team. Crews worked for nearly 35 minutes to free the driver of the pick up that was later packaged and flown to PRMC in Salisbury for treatment. The Maryland State Police DOT was on scene and investigating the cause of the accident.
On 7-8-2014 the Blades Fire Company was alerted for an accident with injury and rescue at the intersection of Rt.13 & Concord Rd. Fire Captain Shawn Scott of Sta.71 arrived and established command. Due to Sta.71 Blades already assisting Sta.87 Seaford on a large gas line leak, Captain Scott requested crews from Sta.81 Laurel and a rescue company from Seaford to respond. He also requested additional ambulances from St.72 Bridgeville, Sta.78 Greenwood and Sta.71 Blades. Crews were able to free 3 occupants from the Grand Am in about 20 minutes. Due to a large fuel and oil leak command request DNREC to respond to the scene. Three patients were transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford for treatment. One firefighter was also transported for heat related illness. The northbound lanes of Rt.13 were shut down for nearly 2 hours during the alarm.
On 6-29-2014 the Laurel Fire Department along with Sussex County Medic 102 was alerted for a accident with rescue on West St just down the street from the fire house. Reports came in as a vehicle struck 3 utility poles and power lines were down around the vehicle. Command arrived on scene to find a SUV partially on its side with the driver still inside the vehicle. Due to the high voltage power lines all around the vehicle fire crews had to wait 10 minutes until Delmarva Power could shut down the power grid so it was safe to enter the area and gain access to the patient. EMS crews did a load and go type of packaging and transported the patient to Laurel Fire Department where Delaware State Police Medevac Trooper-2 was waiting to transport the patient to Christiana Hospital. The roadway was shut down for nearly 24 hours so utility crews could repair all the damaged utility poles and wires.