UPDATES: Person trapped in Greencastle grain silo extricated after 4 hours of work by first responders

14 June 2024- The Washington County Division of Emergency Services responded to a mutual aid call in Franklin County, PA for a confined space rescue involving an individual trapped in a grain silo. The incident prompted a swift and coordinated response from multiple fire and rescue units within Washington and Franklin Counties.

Washington County Resources Deployed:

  • Washington County Air Unit/Rehab
  • Division of Emergency Services Leadership
  • Washington County Safety Officer
  • Sharpsburg Fire
  • Funkstown Fire
  • Maugansville Fire
  • Clear Spring Fire
  • Hagerstown Fire Department
  • Community Rescue Services

The County aided Rescue Hose Company No.1 of Greencastle, PA. Our collaboration ensured a swift and effective rescue operation. The victim was trapped for over 4 hours, but was safely extricated and transported to an area hospital. We are proud of our skilled and courageous responders who worked tirelessly to ensure the safety and rescue of those in need.

The Washington County Division of Emergency Services is grateful for the support and cooperation of all units involved. This incident highlights the importance of mutual aid collaboration in handling complex emergency situations.