MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
A young man with critical injuries that was trapped in in his car that wrapped around a tree will stop by and thank firefighters and medics for everything they did. In October 2016 firefighters and medics worked feverishly to free the trapped crash victim, treat and transport him to a Trauma Center for his critical injuries. He called the personnel at the Laurel Fire/EMS Station and asked if he could have the opportunity to meet them.
It is rare for firefighters and medics to be able to meet with a former patient. It is often at the request of the patient that this occurs and it is one of the greatest rewards or awards personnel could ever receive. To be able to shake a hand, get a hug and look that patient through the eyes of joy rather than the first time you had an encounter.
Today, Friday, July 14, at 1:00 pm this young man, former patient and crash victim, will have the opportunity he wished and hoped for. To meet and greet as many of the crew members as possible from that day. The Fire/EMS Station is located at 7411 Cherry Lane in Laurel.
Media is welcome to attend.
The following images were captured by PGFD personnel after the young man was extricated.