SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department (SFD) responded to reports of a deck collapse with multiple injuries at a residence located at 67 Tanglewood Drive at 2:34 p.m. on September 15.
According to the SFD, upon arrival crews discovered that a 30-by-10-foot detached deck at the rear of the property had collapsed with four reported injuries. Summit EMS arrived and was assigned to the EMS Branch. Two patients were transported by Summit and Millburn EMS to Overlook Medical Center.
No serious injuries were reported.
Summit Engine 2, Rescue 1, and Truck 1 assessed the stability of the deck, moved all victims away from the danger area, and assisted with treatment of the patients. A Signal 10 was transmitted for station coverage, and the Construction Official was requested to respond to evaluate the deck and concerns with a retaining wall.
The area was secured with scene tape and the home owner was advised to keep away from the area.