One patient was transported to an area hospital after a Sept. 24 accident on Loganville Highway at Tom Miller Road.
Ladder 7, Engine 3, Med 3, Med 7 and Battalion 1 responded to the three car collision.
As a result of the crash, a vehicle came to rest on its side trapping one of the occupants. Crews had to remove the roof of the vehicle in order to reach the patient.
Emergency personnel responded to several other serious accidents during the past two weeks.
On Sept. 27, Engine 5 and Med 5 were called to an accident on Pearl Pentecost Road. One patient was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
Another person was transported to the hospital on Sept. 29 after a two car collision on Hwy. 316 at Hwy. 81. Engine 3, Med 3 and Battalion 1 responded to the scene.
A bobcat accident resulted in another patient being transported to an area hospital. On Sept. 30, emergency services personnel were called to a Hwy. 211 location after a bobcat overturned trapping the operator. The operator’s arm was caught under the skid steer after the operator was ejected from the cab. The operator was freed prior to the arrival of Engine 5 and Med 5.
Barrow County emergency services personnel also recently responded to several fires.
On Sept. 25, the crew from Engine 6 extinguished a fire burning in a dumpster on Daley Avenue.
That same day, Engine 6 and Battalion 1 extinguished a half-acre woods fire on Forest Drive. The fire was caused by the improper disposal of a cigarette.
Also on Sept. 25, crews were dispatched to a fire on Old Hog Mountain Road. Engine 5, Med 5 and Battalion 1 responded and found a large pile of burning wood. Georgia Forestry crews cut a firebreak and piled dirt on the fire.
From Sept. 24-30, a total of 3,506 calls were made to the dispatch center. Of those, 1,331 were 911 calls including 173 calls dispatched to firefighter/EMT personnel.