FAIRFIELD, CT, July 12, 2011: At 8:11am this morning the Fairfield Emergency Communications Center received a report of a 20-year-old male construction worker on the roof suffering a reaction from a bee sting; Fire Department Engines 2 and 3, Ladder 2 and Car 3 were dispatched along with Police and American Medical Response. Engine 3 arrived and was met by Sacred Heart University security personnel who directed them to a mechanical room on the roof where the worker was located.

Company 3 and AMR personnel initiated medical care to the patient, while Company 2 began setting up a ladder operation to pick the patient off the rood using a stokes basket and strap system. The patient was packaged into the basket, after which the patient with a firefighter maintaining care were lowered from the roof to the ground. Fire and AMR personnel transferred the patient to a stretcher for transport to St. Vincent’s Hospital by AMR; Car 3 and Engine 3 were the last Fire Department units to clear at 9:08am

By Stephen Krauchick

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