Frederick & Washington County Emergency Workers Rescue Individual From Silo

They responded to a mutual aid call from Franklin County, Pa.


Pictures from the grain silo rescue in Franklin County, Pa.  (Photos from Frederick County Fire & Rescue Services)

Hagerstown, Md (KM) Fire and rescue personnel from  Frederick and Washington Counties  in Maryland were dispatched to Franklin County, Pennsylvania Friday morning for a confined space rescue.

The mutual  aid  call went out at around 10:50 AM to 14781 Williamsport Pike where a man   was trapped  in a grain silo surrounded by corn. Officials say it took fire and rescue crews about three hours to free the man.  He was flown to an area trauma center conscious and alert.

The Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services  says it sent its Technical Rescue Team to Franklin County.

The Washington County Fire and Rescue units which responded were:

*Washington County Air Unit/Rehab

*Division of Emergency Services Leadership

*Washington County Safety Officer

*Sharpsburg Fire

*Funkstown Fire

*Maugansville Fire

*Clear Spring Fire

*Hagerstown Fire Department

*Community Rescue Services

By Kevin McManus