During Heritage High School and Freedom High School graduation ceremonies, 25 people were treated for heat-related emergencies Saturday morning as temperatures hit triple digits before noon time.
According to Chief Henderson here was the breakdown:
- 17 patients treated at Heritage High School
- 8 patients treated at Freedom High School
It should be noted, due to the amount of patients are Heritage HS, it was treated as a multi-casualty incident. Nine ambulances and three fire engines were on scene. 11-patients were ultimately transported to the hospital. The first incident occurred at 10:20 am with Engine 52 arriving on scene.
At Freedom High School, where EastCountyToday was taking photographs of the ceremony, there were eight patients treated, with one transported to a hospital. In fact, with crews already busy, off-duty fire personnel who had children graduating assisted on some of the patients. These incidents began at roughly 10:53 am with Engine 93 being the first on scene.
“Crews did an excellent job handling both emergencies both on scene and in the dispatch centers,” said Chief Henderson.
The incidents involved multi-agency cooperation from ECCFPD, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, American Medical Response, Brentwood Police Department, Oakley Police Department and Contra Costa County Sheriff’s office.
It should be noted, during the incidents, all of the ambulances were used up for a period of time meaning there was none available had another incident occurred elsewhere in East County.
The photographs from Heritage are courtesy of Art Michel from amproductions.biz