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Victim with Serious Injuries Transported by Helicopter After Ashfield Crash

GOSHEN, MA – At 2018 hours yesterday, Goshen firefighters were called mutual aid to the town of Ashfield to assist their department with setting up a landing zone for a Life Star helicopter.

Goshen responded with ten members in Engine 2, Brush 1, Rescue 1, and Car 1 to the Ashfield Highway Department yard on Cape Street in that town.

Ashfield Fire was at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Norton Hill Road where the driver of the vehicle had sustained serious injuries.

The Life Star helicopter, which is based at Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield, MA and is the only air ambulance service in western Massachusetts, was requested and landed shortly before Highland Ambulance arrived with the patient.

2022-02-01 - Landing Zone Operations, Ashfield MA
Ashfield Fire Chief Kyle Walker debrief's the medical team from Life Star on the condition of the patient as they walk towards Highland Ambulance.
2022-02-01 - Landing Zone Operations, Ashfield MA
A lone stretcher waits for the patient with Goshen Rescue 1 and the Life Star helicopter in the background.
2022-02-01 - Landing Zone Operations, Ashfield MA
Highland Ambulance personnel and First Responders assist the Life Star crew with moving the patient to their stretcher before being loaded into the helicopter.
2022-02-01 - Landing Zone Operations, Ashfield MA
Members of the Life Star medical team moving the patient from Highland Ambulance to their helicopter before being transported to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.

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