Above the Call: SVSP nurse helps accident victim in car crushed by semi

Above the Call: SVSP nurse helps accident victim in car crushed by semi

After a long day at work at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP), RN Kimberly Houtz got in her car and began driving home on Highway 101, much like any other day. Ahead of her, she saw a semi-truck turn in front of a car, causing the smaller vehicle to slam into one of its trailers, becoming trapped underneath. That’s when her training kicked-in, not knowing the driver of the trapped vehicle was a correctional officer.

Above the Call: California Parole Apprehension Team agents rescue driver from wrecked car

Above the Call: California Parole Apprehension Team agents rescue driver from wrecked car

A standard day for two parole agents took a drastic turn as they helped pull a woman from a car as fire rapidly approached. On Aug. 2 at 10:35 a.m., Southern Region California Parole Apprehension Team (CPAT) Agents Raymond Ernandez and George Meza were traveling on the freeway near Fallbrook when they saw smoke coming from a fire near the freeway.

Above the Call: While training, ISU members rush to aid of car crash victim

Above the Call: While training, ISU members rush to aid of car crash victim

Off-site training for the Deuel Vocational Institution Investigative Services Unit (ISU) turned into a real-world scenario when they spotted a car flipping end-over-end off the freeway. On Sept. 2 at 8:45 a.m., ISU staff heard the sound of screeching tires coming from the nearby Interstate 5 to 205 exchange. Officers looked to see a small passenger vehicle come off the highway flipping front over end and then rolling approximately five times before coming to a stop not far from their location.