On Thursday evening, August 15, West Mead #1 sent 5 members with the Crawford County Scuba Team to Mercer County to assist law enforcement. Members completed a search of a pond using both SCUBA and underwater metal detection equipment. Divers and surface support returned to Meadville around 10:30 pm.
While cleaning equipment from the dive, West Mead #1 was dispatched with Meadville Ambulance for a motor vehicle accident with injuries and patient ejection. Further reports from Crawford County OES indicated an additional patient entrapped along with fire. Meadville Central FD was then dispatched to assist with rescue and fire suppression. West Mead #1 arrived on scene and found two patients with injuries outside of the vehicle and no fire. Crews operated on scene for several hours after assisting Meadville Ambulance with patient care while state police completed their investigation.