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Sheriff Allard applauds three in the wake of a mass casualty incident on I-390 last month

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Shutt, Saltsman, and Martin make Steuben County proud

BATH — Three members of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office performed life-saving action when they responded to a mass casualty accident Aug. 19.

County Sheriff Jim Allard told the county Legislature’s Public Safety Committee Sgt Shutt, Deputy (now Inv.) Martin and Deputy Saltsman responded to a report of a crash involving multiple patients with ejections on I-390 in the Town of Wayland.

The vehicle contained 13 occupants, 12 of which required medical transport, Allard told the committee.

Inv. Martin applied his EMT training and resources to assist multiple responding EMS agencies in triage and provided direct treatment of three patients, providing initial treatment and stabilization prior to transport, Allard said.

Sgt Shutt and Deputy Saltsman assisted the primary agency with identification of passengers and logistics in the mass casualty incident and all three assisted in a secondary subsequent crash south of the incident.

Allard commended the three for their professionalism, leadership and service.

“Not only did you recognize the increased need for EMS and assistance at this mass casualty incident, you self-dispatched and provided potentially life-saving treatment,” he said. “You responded and assisted during a horrible and tragic crash, providing needed supplies and intervention. Thank you for your professionalism, integrity, leadership and service.”

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