Md. volunteer fire department recounts response to Capitol riot
A Facebook post by the Glen Echo Fire Department detailed how its members treated officers who were beaten and seriously injured
By Laura French
WASHINGTON — A volunteer fire department in Maryland recounted on Facebook how its members responded in the aftermath of the Capitol riot last week.
The Glen Echo Fire Department described how EMTs Andrew Parco, Scott Yates and Stephanie Marks, as well as Operations Officer Victor Graves, were assigned to an EMS strike force to treat those injured during the storming of the Capitol building, including multiple police officers.
The post described the destruction left behind by rioters that crewmembers encountered when arriving at the Capitol.
“Entering a side door, the crew worked its way around debris, banners and signs discarded by the rioters who had controlled the building only hours earlier,” the post stated. “The mob left in its wake scores of injured, including police officers who had been overwhelmed, beaten, drug, clubbed and crushed.”
Glen Echo EMS providers treated one officer who was seriously injured after being dragged down the Capitol steps, and another who was beaten with a bike rack.
“Although accustomed to treating victims of assault, the experience inside the United States Capitol was particularly sobering, even for veteran EMTs,” department officials wrote.
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