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Brighton FD was told Denver choppers were not available due to weather , then they almost got ALG to launch then Medic-54 still ended up transporting the kid code 3 to Children's.


On Monday, October 9, 2006, around 9:45 p.m., Adams County Sheriff's
Deputies responded to 152nd Avenue and Imboden Road in Brighton, Colorado on
a call of an infant who was injured while riding in the backseat of a 1992
Chevy Corsica. When deputies arrived, they contacted two juvenile females
and a 13-month old infant. The infant was transported to Children's
Hospital to be treated for a wound to her right leg. Her injury didn't
appear to be life threatening.

Initial information about what occurred was very sketchy and the physical
evidence didn't coincide with what the two juveniles were telling the
deputies or detectives. During the preliminary investigation the juvenile
driver-who is of legal age to drive-told deputies and detectives that
someone had shot at their vehicle while they were driving west on E. 152nd
Avenue at about Imboden Road. While they were traveling west on East 152nd
Avenue they heard a loud bang. After hearing the loud noise, they pulled
to the side of the road to check the tires thinking they may have blown a
tire. While checking the tires, they heard the infant crying, who was
secured in a child restraint safety seat. They immediately checked the
child and noticed that the infant had been injured. The juvenile driver
then drove to a nearby house and asked for assistance. The residents in the
house called 911 immediately.

After conducting interviews and reviewing the evidence and the vehicle,
detectives were unable to locate any bullet holes in the vehicle or
determine the exact cause for the injury to the child. However, detectives
continue to review the evidence and look at every possible scenario. After
further review, the detectives were able to determine that a latch belt,
which is used to secure a child safety seat securely in place, was lying
underneath the child safety seat unsecured. It appears that when the child
was placed in the child safety seat a portion of the latch belt was hanging
outside the door, which went unnoticed. As the juvenile was driving west on
152nd Avenue, the portion of the belt that was hanging outside of the rear
car door on the passenger's side, got caught underneath the rear tire
causing it to grab between the pavement and the tire. The belt is equipped
with hooks on both ends to help secure the child safety seat properly. When
the loose portion of the latch belt got caught underneath the tire, the
other portion tore through the bottom of the child safety seat and a part of
the child's right leg causing an open wound. However, the wound was not
consistent with a gunshot wound. Due to the diligence of the detectives
and their investigative skill, they were able to determine the exact cause
for the injury. No criminal charges will be filed.
 

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MikeyB said:
Medic 54 transporting? I thought Brighton used Platte Valley Ambulance 57, 58 & 59.
Correct Platte Valley has a 54 now also. Have you seen the growth in that district? holy cow

Platte Valley Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is the 911 medical responder, 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week, for the boundaries specified by the Greater Brighton Fire Protection District and parts of unincorporated Weld County. We also frequently assist agencies in Northglenn, South Adams County and Fort Lupton and are available for inter-facility transports as needed.

We operate four Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances, staffed with an EMT-Basic and Paramedic, and a supervisor vehicle is used as a resource for the EMS fleet. We also have a training officer on staff and coordinate continuing education courses and EMS refresher courses for surrounding Fire and EMS agencies.

Jim<
 
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jimmnn said:
Correct Platte Valley has a 54 now also. Have you seen the growth in that district? holy cow

Platte Valley Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is the 911 medical responder, 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week, for the boundaries specified by the Greater Brighton Fire Protection District and parts of unincorporated Weld County. We also frequently assist agencies in Northglenn, South Adams County and Fort Lupton and are available for inter-facility transports as needed.

We operate four Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances, staffed with an EMT-Basic and Paramedic, and a supervisor vehicle is used as a resource for the EMS fleet. We also have a training officer on staff and coordinate continuing education courses and EMS refresher courses for surrounding Fire and EMS agencies.

Jim<
Do you know where the ambulances are stationed? Are they all coming from the hospital there? The reason Medic 54 stood out was that I didn't know they called them Medics, and I thought they counted backwards from 59, 58, 57, 56. I had also heard that the medics, such as Medic 51 were just paramedics in SUV's, so they weren't transport units.
 
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