Busy Afternoon for Station 12 Crews
By Lieutenant Timothy Deklau
April 22, 2022

Just before noon on 4/22, your Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department was alerted for a vehicle collision involving a motorcycle in the area of West Hemlock Dr and Liberty Road.

Sykesville’s Engine 123 and Rescue Squad 12, with 6 volunteers, and Medic 128, staffed by our paid personnel, quickly responded.

Units arrived on scene to find a 3 vehicle collision with a motorcycle involved. Crews found a single patient on scene.

Medic 128 began patient care and eventually transferred care to Maryland State Police - Aviation Command Trooper 1 for transport to Shock Trauma in Baltimore.

While crews were still on scene of the accident, Carroll County dispatch advised units they were taking another call for an additional accident on West Hemlock Drive in front of the library involving a tractor trailer leaking diesel fuel.

Once the patient was loaded into Medic 128, Lieutenant 12-4 was able to walk over from the initial accident scene and assess the situation.

Lt. 12-4, along with Engine 131 and Hazmat 30 from Gamber & Community Fire Company, was able to stop the leak and placed absorbent to prevent any further spread of the fuel.

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