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News | March 15, 2022

DLA Installation Management Susquehanna Fire Department helps rescue child from drainpipe

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Susquehanna’s Fire Department rescued a 9-year-old child from a drainpipe in York County, Pennsylvania, March 4.

“DLA Susquehanna’s Rescue 69 swiftly responded to the incident, finding the child who had slipped and fallen into the pipe and was stuck 6 inches above her head,” said Amy Snyder, chief, Security & Emergency Services, DLA Installation Management Susquehanna.

Rescue 69, along with members of the York Advanced Technical Rescue, York Area United Fire and Rescue and Spring Garden Township worked for about an hour and were able to successfully remove the child from the pipe. She was then treated for minor injuries and transported by Emergency Management Services to the hospital.

Rescue 69 responded to the call by special request from the incident commander due to the department’s unique knowledge, skills and abilities for high risk, low frequency rescue incidents.

When Rescue 69 responds to these types of calls, they always send four highly trained special rescue personnel along with a specially trained rescue medic. These assets are invaluable for the installation and fully support DLA’s strategic plan through strong community partnerships with our local government partners.