(Cleveland)- White County Fire Services had a busy weekend. White County Public Safety Director David Murphy, in a news release Monday said first responders were dispatched to vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, and other incidents. Murphy provided information on three of the most notable calls.
First on Friday at approximately 5:45 PM, units were dispatched to a mountain/wilderness rescue at the Raven Cliffs Trailhead. He said a male patient with a possible leg fracture need medical assistance and was located approximately 1 ½ miles up the trail. Firefighters with Helen City, County Station 3, and LACI fire brigade from the Georgia Department of Corrections facility in Alto were dispatched along with Emergency Medical Service personnel. According to Murphy the patient was extricated and transported for treatment within approximately 2 hours.
On Sunday units from County Station 3, and med unit responded to Yonah Mountain Trailhead. A male patient suffered an apparent leg injury and needed medical assistance. Personnel made contact; assisted the patient from the trail, no medical transport was required.
Murphy reported that Sunday night, as thunderstorms rolled through White County, an apparent lightning strike occurred to a residence at 362 Hardwood Drive. At approximately, 9:30 PM, units were dispatched to an odor of smoke inside the residence. Cleveland City Fire, County Stations 4 and 2 responded to the incident.
Upon arrival, units checked the residence and no fire was found. All units returned to service.