VIDEO: Emergency calls from Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue tell the story of how a dispatcher and people on scene of a snowplow accident worked to help save 51-year-old Marvel star Jeremy Renner on New Year’s Day near his Reno home.
Renner was clearing snow when he ended up being run over by his snowcat. A caller said Renner was bleeding and the dispatcher explained to the caller how to stop the bleeding by putting pressure on the wound with a towel. This is one exchange between the dispatcher and person who lives where the accident happened.
Caller: “He got crushed up on his right side. His right chest and upper torso. His ribs, it looks like they may be crushed. He’s got a head wound as well.”
Dispatcher: “Keep the pressure. If it keeps bleeding you’re probably not pressing hard enough. Remember to keep a firm steady pressure on the wound.”