Doug Nicoll, Litchfield Fire Rescue
The Litchfield Fire Department and Hudson Ambulance were dispatched to a home in town for a person who had fallen down a flight of stairs with multiple injuries. Upon arrival, emergency crews determined the patient had suffered severe facial injuries that met the needs of requesting a helicopter for transport to a Massachusetts hospital. A DHART ( Dartmouth Hitchcock Air Response Team) helicopter from Manchester Airport was requested. An additional Litchfield engine and personnel were requested and set up a landing zone at Campbell High School. The patient was cared for and stabilized by the Litchfield and Hudson crews until loaded and flown by the DHART helicopter crew for further treatment at a Massachusetts trauma center.