Today was a busy day for Shrewsbury Volunteers. It started at 09:55 with a medical assist. Car 61 responded and assisted an elderly female patient who had fallen. Personnel only needed to help the patient off the floor. The incoming ambulance was placed in service since the patient was not injured. At 11:34 Rescue 61 responded to Shrewsbury Township to assist with an accident involving three vehicles. One patient was transported to York Hospital by MICU 58 from Rose EMS. Once a vehicle was removed by Smith Brothers Towing Rescue 61 returned to quarters. At 1:02pm while clean up was in progress Station 61 was dispatched to assist Glen Rock Fire Company with an accident with injuries also in Shrewsbury Township. Utility 61 responded and directed traffic around the accident scene. Personnel returned from that call and during clean up Shrewsbury Volunteers was again dispatched for a rescue detail. An 11 year old Autistic boy was reported missing. Fire crews on location requested York County Advanced Technical Rescue Team as well as two other search teams from the region to assist in locating the boy. At 1:53pm Rescue 61 responded with 6 members as part of the York County ATR Team. On arrival personnel integrated with emergency services providers on location and worked on procedures to do the search. Dogs were already involved in the heavy woods searching for the missing boy. After about 90 minutes the child was found and returned to his family. All units cleared once they gathered their personnel and equipment. Rescue 61 returned to quarters around 4:10pm and was once again cleaned up and made ready for the next call.
Shrewsbury Volunteers wishes to thank Airville Station 55 and all emergency services agencies involved in the search for the child. Fire, EMS, State Police and search personnel from York and three other counties worked well together in a multi-agency, multi-county effort that resulted in a positive outcome.