Jul
30
2014

CLEVELAND FFs CHARGED IN LYING ABOUT LADDER WRECK

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Two Cleveland firefighters are facing charges after they lied about a crash with a fire truck. Richard Nickerson and Ron Vargo have been charged in city court with misdemeanor charges of falsification. The incident involved the ladder truck from Station 36 near East 131st Street and Union Avenue. The accident left the truck out of
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Jul
30
2014

UPDATE: TOWER LADDER FAILURE: Questions arise on Hall co. fire truck’s safety record

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There are new questions about the safety of a ladder truck in Hall County that collapsed sending three firefighters to the hospital. The fire marshal says the men fell 40 feet during a training exercise. Two days after the accident, engineers from both the county and the manufacturer inspected the ladder and extension cable to
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Jul
27
2014

ORLANDO ENGINE STRUCK BY CAR FLEEING POLICE

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An Orlando Fire Engine hit a car trying to get away from police. The driver of that car ran off and is still missing. Just before midnight last night, Orlando Police said an officer tried to pull over a car near Columbia Street and Goldwyn Avenue. They say the driver of the car appeared as
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Jul
27
2014

CAR CRASHES IN NJ FIRE APPARATUS

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No injuries were reported after a Mahwah fire truck collided with a sedan last night. The truck carrying five firefighters from Fire Company # 2 Hazmat was responding to a gas leak from a dryer on Greene Street in the Fardale section when the crash occurred. The truck had its lights and siren activated when
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Jul
26
2014

TULSA APPARATUS STRUCK IN HIT AND RUN

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Tulsa Police are investigating a multiple-vehicle wreck that involved a fire truck Friday night. Police say alcohol may have been involved as the driver and passengers of the car that caused the crash ran away from the scene. It happened at about 11:30 p.m. on 51st Street South, just east of Yale. A car heading
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Jul
25
2014

UPDATE ON GEORGIA AERIAL FAILURE

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Here is an update regarding the conditions of the members of the Hall County (GA) FD who were injured when their tower ladder had that catastrophic failure earlier this week. As you know, Will Griffin, TJ Elliott and Stephen Jackson were injured at that fire training detail  Tuesday and are recovering at area hospitals. Will-
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Jul
24
2014

MONTANA FIRE CHIEF STILL HOSPITALIZED FOLLOWING CRASH

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Fort Shaw Fire Chief Dave Anderson remains hospitalized in critical condition at Benefis Health System two days after a collision between two of the department’s fire trucks. “We’re concerned more about the fire chief’s health than about the loss of any of the vehicles we have,” Assistant Chief Craig Askeland said. “They can be replaced.”
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Jul
23
2014

BC INVOLVED IN FL CRASH

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No one was seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash involving an Ocala Fire Rescue vehicle on its way to a call Tuesday night. Officer Bennie Wilson of the Ocala Police Department said Richard M. Doucett, an OFR battalion chief, was heading east on Southwest 20th Street in his vehicle using lights and sirens on his
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Jul
23
2014

DOUBLE APPARATUS CRASH IN MONTANA

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Emergency crews were called out to a fire near Vaughn northwest of Great Falls on Tuesday afternoon, but some of the first-responders then needed rescuing after two Fort Shaw fire trucks collided. One was a water tender, which tipped on its side; the driver was trapped inside and had to be extricated. The other was
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Jul
23
2014

APPARATUS CRASH IN DELAWARE

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A police chase Tuesday night ended when a stolen car collided with a fire truck in downtown Wilmington, injuring a firefighter and two others, officials said. The crash happened about 8 p.m. at the intersection of West 11th and Washington streets, Fire Chief Anthony Goode said. The pursuit began inside the city before leaving Wilmington.
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