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BOSTON Victim 'tried to pass me his leg': Boston firefighter in midst of bloody carnage
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05-07-2013, 04:12 AM #1
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BOSTON -- Firefighters train rigorously so when tragedy strikes they can react instinctively.

But no amount of training could have prepared veteran firefighter Pat Foley for the sight of mangled bodies blown apart by bombs on what should have been a joyous day.

"There was so much carnage," he told QMI Agency on Friday, describing last Monday as the worst day of his 34 years with the Boston Fire Department.

Foley was working a detail that required him to walk through the crowd near the Boston Marathon finish line -- mainly to check out any calls that came in and hopefully avoid having fire trucks dispatched to the area.

He and fellow firefighter Charlie Buchanan, who was working the same detail, met up near Fairfield and Boylston Sts. around 2:30 p.m., had a brief chat and walked off in opposite directions.

Minutes later, Foley saw an explosion.

"I thought it was a transformer, so I started running over there," he recalled. "I ran right into the second blast."

He was about 15 metres away when the second bomb detonated and narrowly escaped with his life.

"When that second bomb went off, there was no doubt in my mind," Foley said. "I knew it was a terrorist attack."

He remembers "a loud boom" and "lots of screaming" as people ran for their lives.

Foley had to fight his way through the fleeing throng as he ran toward the victims, many of whom were "reaching out for help" and "covered in shrapnel injuries."

"They had a look of pure panic on their faces," he said. "And there blood and body parts everywhere."

The first person he spotted was a man whose leg had been blown off.

"He was actually holding his leg and tried to pass it to me," Foley said.

The small first aid kit he had was of no use, so he asked a bystander to grab belts from people to use as tourniquets. He quickly wrapped one of the belts around the man's leg to try to stop the bleeding.

While using his knee to keep the make-shift tourniquet tight on the man's severed limb, Foley turned to a woman whose leg was torn off at the thigh and strapped a belt on her...

Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
05-07-2013, 05:28 AM #2
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(05-07-2013, 05:02 AM)Bunneh Wrote:  *yawns*
I'm not even going to respond to these anymore.
First the limbs were torn to shreds and not retrievable ,now they were being passed around .
*rolls eyes*
FF foul is called,and suddenly this firefighter has this lovely story ,and goes on about tourniquets,again ,contraindicated in massachussets protocols .

If anyone has any legit medical questions ,PM me. If its to argue this nonsense ,I will just delete it .

More then one person lost their legs. Not everyone had them blown to bits.

This firefighter was at site 2 not 1.

If you just lost a limb and had it there next to you and a firefighter is there to rescue you your first inclination might be to hand him your limb because you are concerned about it being attached... again you just don't know how people would react. It's foolish to assume everyone is the same and would react how you think you would react.
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
05-07-2013, 05:33 AM #3
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...and once again. What do you do? Follow MAss protocols and apply pressure to one or two peoples wounds? or start tourniquets?

I say fuck the protocols... and I think any one else would do the same in this situation. To follow those protocols means people dying.

Stop with the "by the book" bullshit and use some common sense also keep in mind what a chaotic situation this all was. This isn't some classroom scenario or training exercise. If everything was going as you say it should have THEN I would be suspicious that it was faked!



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