Shortly after 10:00 pm West Mead 1 was dispatched with West Mead PD and Meadville Ambulance for a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews responded with 28-12 and 28-13 to the Cochranton Road incident with a dozen members.
Once on scene crews utilized 28-13 and 28-12 to shut down Cochranton Road while Meadville Ambulance and West Mead 1 EMTs attended to the patients. After Meadville’s two ambulances were loaded and away from the accident scene, crews reestablished traffic flow with one lane of Cochranton Road. Crews returned to quarters shortly before midnight once the roadway was cleared and apparatus cleaned.
A second-generation firefighter, former Fire Chief Brad Johnston joined West Mead #1 as a junior and fought his first interior fire just after turning 18. At age 26 he became fire chief and served from 2006 to 2011. In 2015 he again assumed the responsibility of fire chief and served until 2020. Brad has over 20 years of active service with West Mead #1, and he is also active on the Crawford County Scuba Team.