First on Scene Podcast: A Moving Target

First on Scene Podcast: A Moving Target

Sgt. Thomas Carlson (left), Captain Andrew Connerty (right), Firefighter Paul Kadilak (center) in the Boston 25 podcast studio telling the story of rescuing a man from a garbage truck. 

DEDHAM, Mass. — When a 911 call is silent, it's up to dispatchers to call back and find out if someone is in need of help.

In this case, a man stuck in the back of a garbage truck was in serious trouble as the compactor crushed his body again and again. It was up to dispatch to get him on the phone, it was up to police to find him, it was up to firefighters to rescue him and it was up to paramedics to save him. This is the story of a true team effort.

Special thanks this episode to Sgt. Thomas Carlson, Captain Andrew Connerty, Firefighter Paul Kadilak and both the Burlington Police and Fire Departments.