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Hiker Medical Emergency, Anthony's Nose
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By Firefighter Cooper Cardenas
October 22, 2017

On Sunday, October 22, 2017 at approximately 2pm the Continental Village Fire Department, along with various agencies, responded to the Anthony’s Nose Trails after a hiker called and reported another hiker had fallen ill and was unable to move. Firefighters, EMT’s, and Police entered the woods with rescue equipment and began their ascent up the mountain. The group, comprised of four firefighters from Continental Village FD, an Empress EMT from Peekskill EMS, a Paramedic from Cortland Regional Paramedics and a NYS Park Police Officer reached the victim after approximately 25 minutes of hiking. Upon contacting the victim, responders with the help of a mobile heart monitor, determined that the victim was experiencing a heart attack and would require immediate extrication from the trails. Firefighters And EMS began coordinating efforts to get the victim airlifted from the mountain by helicopter. The nearest helicopter with rescue lifting capabilities was Air 1 from the New York City Police Department. Once requested, NYPD Aviation made a quick flight from NYC to Anthony’s Nose. Firefighters on the ground prepared the victim for lifting while NYPD lowered an ESU Paramedic to assess the situation and confirm the victim was ready to be hoisted from the mountain. NYPD Air 1 then raised the victim, loaded him safely into the helicopter, and flew him to the Westchester Medical Center. This rescue showcased the ability for multiple agencies at various levels to work together to accomplish a complex rescue, where time is of the essence.

Units: Car 2131,2135, Rescue 39, Engine 232, Mini-Attack 4, Utility 142
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Comment Comment 6 Comment(s)

F Righetti October 23, 2017 at 7:43 AM
Good job guys.

Linda Johns October 23, 2017 at 1:58 PM
Impressive, as always

Dawn Rinaldi October 23, 2017 at 5:10 PM
Outstanding job by all. Proud to work with all of you on the other side of the radio!

Stanley lane October 26, 2017 at 9:03 AM
Another job well done by the cuff.

Matthew Fredricks October 31, 2017 at 8:33 AM
As I hope all involved in SAVING my life. will understand, I have no choice but to respond here on you website.... right here and right now. Each and everyone of you are my heroes. If not for all of your commitment to training, combined with your full out determination to positively effect tho outcome of a truly "life and death" situation.... I simply would not be now struggling in finding the words to thank you. Perhaps simply by saying this.... Thank you... I truly love each and everyone of you... you are the very best of what humans can be.... I am very much on the road to recover, and when the time is right, I, along with my family, will make sure that we are able to thank you in person... a day that am looking forward to. Until then, I remain humbled and profoundly grateful to you all. Matthew Fredricks

Larry Hawkins November 27, 2017 at 3:40 PM
This reminded me of a similar incident on Anthony's Nose in Jan 1974, the same day the Dolphins won the Super Bowl (17-0). Ron Heil, Charley Pokoney and I ascended from BM Bridge Rd, Chief Heady and others entered via Camp Smith. The victim had a broken leg, was brought to the top and evacuated by helicopter. Ron and I were blocked half way up, Charley made it all the way. It was cold dark and windy. Good job guys.

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