March 28, 2009- At 11:11 station 1 was dispatched for Rescue 727 to assist Cressona Fire Dept. on a residential rescue at 125 Old Mill Road, North Manheim Twp. Crews arrived on scene to find a new home still under construction with a person that fell through the first floor of the house and into the basement. The problem was, was there was only one way in and one way out of the basement, and that was through the hole the the patient fell through.
Crews rigged up a stokes basket, ladders, and ropes and got the equipment down into the basement to the awaiting medic. He then placed the patient into the basket, while fire department members manned the 2 rope lines to extricate the patient from the hole. The patient was then sent to the awaiting Medevac 7, and all fire apparatus was cleared within 1.5 hours.