With the entire northeast under a Blizzard warning, Upper Darby Township declared a State of Emergency and called in our Local to work 8 hour shifts to assist the medics all weekend. The entire weekend our crews were busy around the clock helping the medics reach their patients through blizzard conditions.
During one of the calls, our crew on Engine37 (Captain Brian Boyce, Firefighter/EMT Jack Tully, Firefighter/EMT John Heffernan, and Firefighter/EMT Brian Lynch) responded to assist the medics for a sick child. The Medics could not access the street due to the snow and the cars parked on the tight street. Captain Boyce and Firefighters Tully and Heffernan quickly grabbed shovels and dug out the sidewalk and walkway to the door. Firefighter Lynch then safely rushed the sick child up the street to the ambulance that was waiting on the snow emergency road to transport the child to the hospital.
Thanks to Upper Darby Police, and Delaware County Medics for the help over the weekend. It is great being able to work together as a team.