Feb
28
2015

ELDERLY LADY COLLIDES WITH FIRE APPARATUS IN WASHINGTON STATE

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Two people were taken to hospitals Wednesday when a passenger car and fire truck collided at an intersection in south Snohomish County. A Mountlake Terrace woman, 91, was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where she was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit on Thursday. She was driving a 1990 Volvo.
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Feb
28
2015

FIRE TRUCK STOLEN IN MICHIGAN

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A fire truck was stolen in Commerce Township on Friday. We’re told a man took it from a station on Commerce Road. “The firefighter who discovered it missing put it over the air right away, we were very lucky to have our aviation unit close,” said Sgt. Lloyd Lacey of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
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Feb
27
2015

LADDER TRUCK CRASH INVOLVED IN FL CRASH

An Estero Fire Rescue truck on the way to a call collided with a car Friday morning. Firefighters say Ladder 41 had its lights & siren on when it was hit by a gold Lexus at the intersection of Three Oaks and Estero parkways just after 10 a.m. No one was injured. Firefighters gave the
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Feb
27
2015

HEAVY RESCUE INVOLVED IN CINCY CRASH

Cincinnati Fire Department’s Jennifer Spieser said a fire engine was involved in a crash in North Fairmount Thursday afternoon. Spieser said the heavy-rescue 14 fire engine crashed into a car at the intersection of Hopple and Beekman streets. The fire engine was responding to a fire on Westwood Northern Boulevard. Authorities said the truck had
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Feb
26
2015

FIRE CHIEFS VEHICLE CRASH W/SERIOUS INJURIES

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A Suffolk County police investigation of a two-vehicle accident that seriously injured at least one person in Hauppauge closed portions of Routes 111 and 347 early Thursday. The accident at 12:36 a.m. closed both roadways at the intersection, a police spokeswoman said. Westbound Route 347 and Route 111 south of the intersection were reopened around
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Feb
25
2015

FF SAYS DEATH OF FIRE CHIEF WAS “HIS” RESPONSIBILITY

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Original Post found at: http://www.firerescue1.com/apparatus/articles/2111256-Exclusive-Firefighter-says-death-of-fire-chief-was-my-responsibility/?utm_source=2112025&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Exclusives1LeftTitle&utm_campaign=FR1Member&nlid=2112025 Firefighter Patrick Cullum discusses the pain and lessons from an incident that killed Chief Kenneth Lehr and his desire to honor his mentor and friend Firefighters bear witness to tragedy. It is part of the job. Solace is often found in the idea that others might learn from our very worst
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Feb
24
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN DALLAS

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Multiple motor vehicle wrecks near the Highway 691 overpass of U.S. Highway 75 Sunday night culminated with a rear-end collision that left a Denison Fire Department engine enfeebled and out of service. The trouble started around 6 p.m., when authorities responded to a four-vehicle wreck at that location, closing the highway completely before reopening one
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Feb
24
2015

Responding Fire Apparatus Crash In Malaysia

Three volunteer firefighters from Jalan Kundor here were injured when their fire engine was involved in an accident in Jalan Kuala Kedah while rushing to a fire scene which destroyed a furniture and shoes factories in Mergong at noon today. It is learnt that the fire engine’s driver lost control of the vehicle while making
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Feb
23
2015

FLINT FIRE APPARATUS STRUCK RESPONDING TO SHOOTING

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A Flint fire truck was damaged while responding for help Sunday, Feb. 22 at a possible shooting scene on Arlene Avenue. The fire engine had a dent and long, visible scratch along its driver’s side door after being struck by a tow truck responding around 12:45 p.m. near the 3500 block of Arlene, off Ballenger
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Feb
23
2015

EL PASO FIRE APPARATUS STRUCK RESPONDING

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An emergency vehicle was struck as it responded to a fire call Sunday afternoon. Five people were taken to the hospital. A witness told ABC-7 the car that hit the fire truck was to blame. “We had noticed the fire truck was coming eastbound and had slowed in the intersection and this car ran the
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Feb
22
2015

FIRE CHIEF RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL AFTER APPARATUS EXPLOSION

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A Green Country fire chief is recovering at home this afternoon, after breaking his spine on the job two weeks ago. Bristow Chief David McSpadden was making repairs on a truck that hadn’t been used in months when it exploded. The blast damaged his spine, jaw and eye socket. He’s out of the hospital, and
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Feb
18
2015

Chief: Firefighter crashes into water tanker, both headed to Hellam Twp. fire

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An East Prospect firefighter was injured Tuesday when she crashed into Craley Community Fire Co. water tanker as both were on their way to a Hellam Township fire, police said. The crash happened about 9 a.m. in the 1200 block of Nursery Road in Lower Windsor Township, near the intersection of Country Club Drive. The
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Feb
18
2015

FUNDS NIXED TO REPAIR CITY’S ONLY LADDER TRUCK IN INDIANA

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The Richmond Common Council said “not tonight” to fire chief Jerry Purcell’s request for money to repair the department’s 75-foot aerial truck Tuesday night. But that won’t stop Purcell from starting repair of the truck immediately. Council members elected to hold a request from Purcell for an additional appropriation of $35,000 to repair Engine 1,
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Feb
17
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN PA

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A fire truck responding to a call in York County Tuesday morning was involved in a crash, and slippery road conditions may be to blame. Officials said the tanker from Craley Community Fire Company was responding to a house fire in Hellam Township when it was struck by a pick-up truck in the 1200 block
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Feb
17
2015

FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN TEXAS FIRE APPARATUS CRASH

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Mount Calm Firefighters were rushing to assist with a brush fire in Hubbard when in an instant they went from answering a call to being the ones calling for help Saturday afternoon. One of their fire trucks slammed into the back of their tanker spilling hundreds of gallons of water. Mount Calm Fire Chief says it was
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Feb
14
2015

APPARATUS ROLLOVER IN VA

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Four firefighters were sent to a local hospital when their fire truck flipped over while taking a corner at the intersection of Benchmark and Mine roads in Spotsylvania County. Sources say the injuries to the Sposylvania volunteer firefighters were not serious.
Feb
13
2015

UPDATE: Fire Chief Survives Fire Truck Explosion

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The chief of the Bristow Fire Department is in the hospital with serious injuries, after an accident in the last place any firefighter would expect to get hurt. Chief David McSpadden was hurt when a truck he was working on at the fire station exploded on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. “He’s extremely lucky. As far
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Feb
13
2015

WOMAN INJURED IN PHILLY APPARATUS CRASH

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A woman was hospitalized early Monday morning after a crash involving a fire truck in West Oak Lane. It happened around 5 a.m. at the corner of 69th Street and Old York Road. The injured woman is in stable condition. No one on the fire truck was injured. It was not immediately clear what led
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Feb
12
2015

TREE FALLS ON AUSTRALIAN BRUSH FIRE TRUCK

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Two Victorian firefighters suffered minor injuries when a large karri tree fell on their brush truck in Western Australia. Four firefighters were riding in the cab on Feb. 7 when the tree came crashing down on the back of the rig, according to The Victoria Age. Two Victorian firefighters suffered injuries related to the sudden impact, the newspaper reported. A
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Feb
11
2015

FIRE CHIEF SERIOUSLY HURT IN FIRE APPARATUS EXPLOSION

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The Bristow (Oklahoma, SW of Tulsa) Fire Chief is recovering in the hospital after a fire department tanker he was working on exploded yesterday in quarters.Around 1400 hours, Fire Chief David McSpadden thought he smelled battery acid leaking from beneath the passenger seat of a newly renovated tanker truck-and after Chief McSpadden lifted the seat to
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Feb
8
2015

RUNNING FUEL AND APPARATUS POSITIONING ISSUES AT VEHICLE FIRE

Vehicle fires are challenging from time to time-and are always dangerous. From “whatever” is in the vehicle, to the fuel, vehicle stability, exploding/projective struts and bumpers, the risks are there. In this video by PA’s Ron Roberts, the burning fuel flowing “down the street” makes more work for the Firefighters.
Feb
7
2015

FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDING SEMI-WATER TANKER CRASH

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2 Whatcom County (Washington) firefighters were taken to the hospital as a precaution early yesterday, when their responding water tanker crashed at a bend in the road. Fire companies were called to North Fork Road, a long drive up a gravel road for a large fire in a roughly 30-by-40-foot outbuilding Friday morning. The 911
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Feb
5
2015

FIRE APPARATUS HITS/KILLS FIRE CHIEF IN IL – LODD

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A 46-year-year-old man from Jersey County was killed Thursday afternoon when he was backed over by a fire truck trying to close off a road for a medical emergency. The Medora Fire Department responded to a medical emergency in rural Chesterfield shortly before 2:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Illinois State Police. Firefighters were attempting to
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Jan
25
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN SC – ROLLOVER

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The Columbia Fire Department and law enforcement agencies responded to an overturned firetruck Sunday morning. Troopers say the firetruck was making a left off of Bluff Road onto South Cedar Creek when the vehicle overturned at approximately 10 a.m. Brick Lewis with the Columbia Fire Department says the firefighter has been transported to Richland Memorial
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Jan
24
2015

OHIO TEENAGER ARRESTED FOR STEALING FIRE TRUCK

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According to reports from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD), deputies were in pursuit Friday night of a stolen fire truck from the Rush Township Volunteer Fire Department, resulting in the arrest of James Anthony Manyard, 18, of McDermott. Reports from the sheriff’s department reveal that on Friday, Jan. 23, at approximately, 10:48 p.m. Maynard
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Jan
24
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN NC

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Jan
23
2015

FIRE APPARATUS VS FIRE APPARATUS CRASH

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Remember that crash in California last April with the two responding apparatus? Well, the cops claim that unsafe driving caused the Alhambra FD rig to collide with a Monterey Park rig last spring, injuring 15 people. Despite placing fault with the Alhambra apparatus driver, no charges are being filed in connection to the April 16, 2014,
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Jan
21
2015

VOLUNTEER FF RUNS OVER ANOTHER VOLUNTEER AT NY FIRE SCENE

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A volunteer firefighter from the Cedarville Fire Department is accused of hitting another firefighter with his pickup truck. 25-year old Jared Thayer of Little Falls was responding to a structure fire on Jerusalem Hill Road in the Town of Litchfield. Thayer told State Police there was heavy smoke and low visibility and he couldn’t avoid
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Jan
19
2015

VOLUNTEER FF INJURED IN RESPONDING POV CRASH

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Two people were injured when a vehicle went off the road and went down an embankment. We’re told one of the people involved in the crash is a Marbletown volunteer firefighter. We’re told he was responding to a call around 9 a.m. when fire officials say he lost control of his vehicle, went over a
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Jan
19
2015

FATAL APPARATUS CRASH IN HENRICO CO VA

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A Fredericksburg man was killed after his car ran into a fire truck that was parked along Interstate 295 south at the I-64 interchange in eastern Henrico County Monday morning. “A 2003 Pierce pumper truck (Henrico Fire Unit) was sitting in the left and center lane with lights activated when it was struck by a
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Jan
19
2015

ICE CAUSES NJ APPARATUS CRASH

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Rain and ice caused a pileup of a dozen vehicles Sunday that damaged a fire engine on a New Jersey Turnpike overpass Sunday. The trouble began when firefighters and an EMS crew responded to a one-car accident on Route 42 in Bellmawr, Fire Chief Jim Burleigh said. The responders blocked the road with a fire
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Jan
19
2015

WASHINGTONVILLE, NY APPARATUS CRASH

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A WFD Engine was involved in an MVA this morning while responding to an MVA during the ice storm. All 6 firefighters were transported to a local hospital and released with minor injuries.
Jan
19
2015

CLEVELAND FFs PREPARE TO HEAD TO COURT IN CRASH CASE

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We’re tracking new developments in a crash of a big fire truck that has the firefighters facing charges. The video showed one thing but statements of the firefighters seemingly said another. Now, they’ll try to clear their names in a trial by jury. Second firefighter in ladder truck crash case is arraigned Cleveland firefighters accused
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Jan
18
2015

UPDATE: FIREFIGHTER CRUSHED IN FREAK ACCIDENT AT FIRE STATION

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Joey Spitzenberger was just starting his shift today with the Little York Volunteer Fire Department at the fire station where he began his firefighting career as a 12 year old junior volunteer. Then, much like the people he’s helped save from wrecked cars and burning buildings, the 23 year old firefighter was in need of
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Jan
17
2015

INDY TOWER LADDER STRUCK BY SUV

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Wayne Township Fire Department were responding to a fire when one of their ladder trucks was hit in an intersection. On Saturday morning, just after 1 a.m., WTFD responded to a report of smoke in an apartment hallway on Indianapolis’ west side. On the way to the call, Ladder 84 was struck by a SUV.
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Jan
16
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN HARTFORD, CT

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A city fire truck and a car collided in the South End Thursday morning. The accident was minor, Lt. Raul Ortiz said; no injuries were reported at the scene. The crash happened before 11:30 a.m. in the area of New Britain Avenue and Giddings Street, when the rescue truck was responding to a call, Ortiz
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Jan
16
2015

APPARATUS SLIDE OFF IN MARYLAND

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Baltimore County fire officials are blaming slick roads for a fire truck crash in Owings Mills. Officials said the fire truck went off the road and into the woods around 11:30 p.m. Sunday while it was responding to a fire along Garrison Forrest Road. No one was injured in the crash
Jan
16
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN INDIANA

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A firetruck crashed into a small vehicle early Friday afternoon. It happened while a Penn Township fire truck was responding to a call. Investigators say the fire truck was running with “lights and sirens” down McKinley. Police say the fire truck veered around stopped cars as it passed through the intersection — at Birch Road.
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Jan
16
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN CT

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A Shelton fire truck responding to a call collided with a SUV late this morning at Shelton Avenue and Meadow Street. (Photos by Brad Durrell) As of 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, emergency personnel were still at the scene. No serious injuries are being reported. The SUV was occupied by a female driver and
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Jan
15
2015

DOUBLE LODD APPARATUS CRASH IN CHILE

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Two firefighters died Monday after rolling over the fire apparatus they were traveling in the commune of Collipulli, Araucanía region. According to the president of the Regional Council, Luis Carmach, those killed were a woman and a man belonging to the Second Company. The accident occurred in Lower Malleco, when volunteers were heading to a
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Jan
15
2015

FIREFIGHTER PINNED BETWEEN APPARATUS IN TEXAS

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A Houston (Texas) area Firefighter has been hospitalized after he was pinned between two trucks inside a northwest Harris County firehouse. It happened this morning at the Little York Fire Department. Initial reports are that the firefighter was sitting on the back of fire apparatus when a large pickup truck pulled into the station bay
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Jan
14
2015

APPARATUS OVERTURNED IN NC

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Another apparatus crash this morning in NC – this one is from the Orange Rural FD.  Once again icy roads were at play and members where injured.
Jan
14
2015

3 FFs INJURED IN NC APPARATUS DOWN EMBANKMENT

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Three Firefighters have been injured when a fire engine went down an embankment in Mountain Home, NC this morning due to icy roads.  Here are some photos of the incident.  More posted as available .
Jan
14
2015

NO SPOTTER NECESSARY

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This European tunnel pumper has two cabs and no tailboard eliminating the need to turn around.
Jan
14
2015

FIREFIGHTERS SAVE THE LIFE OF THEIR DRIVER IN MICHIGAN

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Mlive.com – “While riding back to the station after fighting a suspected arson on the city’s East Side, two Saginaw firefighters noticed something wrong. Their fire engine, stopped at a red light, began to roll forward before the light had changed. That’s when Lt. Christopher McGowan, 37, and firefighter Brandon Hausbeck, 24, realized their driver was unconscious.
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Jan
11
2015

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No injuries have been reported after a fire engine flipped on its side in a front yard in Colorado Springs, after it slid into a curb. The firefighters were on their way to a fire in a residential neighborhood when the accident happened Saturday morning. The Colorado Springs Fire Department says the icy roads caused
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Jan
8
2015

FORMER MD FF SENTENCED FOR DRUNK DRIVING IN FIRE APPARTUS

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An Eastern Garrett County volunteer firefighter was sentenced to serve six months in jail after being convicted recently in Garrett County District Court on unauthorized use of a vehicle and drunken driving charges. Justin A. Clark, 22, who pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a vehicle and driving while impaired by alcohol, was sentenced by
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Jan
7
2015

DALLAS LADDER VS. CEMENT TRUCK CRASH

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A fire truck was involved in a crash Tuesday afternoon while responding to a structure fire in Dallas. The incident happened shortly before noon at the intersection of Hatcher Street and Second Avenue. The crash included the Dallas Fire-Rescue truck, a cement truck and a pickup truck. Police are investigating the details surrounding the crash,
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Jan
7
2015

FIRE DEPARTMENT PARAMEDIC KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY-UNUSUAL STRUCK BY APPARATUS AT SCENE

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Paramedic Erik Steciak, a career Paramedic of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company in Harford County (who was also a member of Howard County’s West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department) was killed in the Line of Duty this afternoon. Paramedic Steciak was working on a scene where a vehicle had slid off the road and onto an
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Jan
6
2015

APPARATUS STRIKES HOUSE IN DE

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An apartment in Wilmington has been condemned after a city fire truck slid down an icy hill Tuesday and crashed into its building, officials said. No injuries were reported as Wilmington Fire Department’s Engine 6 slid downhill just after 9 a.m., hitting a car and the house at Oak and South Franklin streets. The fire
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Jan
6
2015

WEATHER RELATED APPARATUS CRASH IN TX

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One of Plainview’s fire engines is now out of service after being damaged in a weather-related traffic mishap on Friday. According to Fire Chief Rusty Powers, Engine 3 was providing backup to an EMS unit at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on Interstate 27 about 7 p.m. Friday when it was struck by another
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Jan
3
2015

LADY CRITICAL AFTER FIRE APPARATUS CRASH IN FL

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An unidentified woman was critically injured Friday afternoon when her car and a fire ladder truck on the way to a call collided at a Jacksonville intersection. The accident occurred at North Main and Tallulah streets about 4:30 p.m., said Lt. G.W. Grant of the Sheriff’s Office. Grant said the ladder truck was north on
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Jan
2
2015

FIRE APPARATUS ROLLOVER NEAR ST. CLAIR MO

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Several firefighter were injured early Friday morning after a fire truck overturned near St. Clair, Missouri. The accident happened around 7:30a.m. in the 1200 block of Old Cove Road. Injuries to the members are reported to be minor. More to follow.
Jan
1
2015

CA FIRE MEDIC SQUAD HIT BY DRUNK CARRYING STOLEN GUN

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An alleged drunk driver carrying a stolen gun crashed into a fire truck in San Bernardino on New Year’s Eve, damaging the truck, authorities said. The driver slammed into a San Bernardino Fire Department truck that was headed to a structure fire at 9th and E streets Wednesday night, according to a tweet from Lt.
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Jan
1
2015

INFRACTION RECOMMENDED IN WA FIRE TRUCK FATALITY CRASH

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A Kitsap County Sheriff’s investigator found the driver of a North Kitsap Fire & Rescue fire engine “failed to give right of way” to the driver of a Yamaha scooter who was killed July 4, and is recommending the driver of the engine be cited for failure to “keep right except when passing, etc.” The
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Jan
1
2015

MN BATTALION CHIEF INJURED IN CRASH

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A Minneapolis Battalion fire chief was injured after being an SUV hit the back of this vehicle at a fire scene. Dave Premack a photographer for the Twin Cities Fire Wire says the department was responding to a fire alarm early Wednesday morning in the 1800 block of LaSalle Avenue South. While the firefighters were in the
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Dec
30
2014

BRUSH TRUCK FIRE IN TX

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Howe Fire Dept (Grayson County) Brush 21 caught fire today while responding to a call. No firefighter injuries.
Dec
28
2014

Mechanical Failure Causes Charlotte Ladder Truck Crash

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Authorities say a fire truck crashed in Charlotte last weekend because the driver could barely steer it after several bolts broke. Charlotte Fire Chief Jon Hannan said Tuesday in a news conference the bolts that failed attached the frame of the ladder truck to one of its axles. The firefighters on Ladder 32 reported hearing
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Dec
26
2014

RESPONDING FIRE APPARATUS CRASHES WITH POLICE CAR

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An Omaha (NE) fire truck crashed into a police cruiser, injuring a police officer.  The officer was stopped at an intersection around 0300 this morning waiting for an Omaha fire truck to pass. The police officer thought the fire truck had already passed through the intersection, pulled out into the intersection, and collided with the
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Dec
25
2014

VOLUNTEER FF TAKES RIG FOR DRUNKEN JOYRIDE IN KS

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A volunteer firefighter allegedly took a fire truck on a drunken joy ride and then apparently called dispatchers to complain about another firefighter following her. Investigators say the sirens were blaring with Chelsea Matthew behind the wheel. The 24-year-old woman was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. The Lincoln-Ottawa-Harrison fire district keeps their
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Dec
24
2014

FATAL MULTI FIRE APPARATUS CRASH IN NORTH CAROLINA

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This morning at around 0900 hours, the Mebane Fire Department of Alamance County (North Carolina) was working a crash on I-85 at the 155 mm, at the Alamance/Orange County line. While working that first crash, a civilian hydroplaned and struck the Chief’s vehicle, the engine AND the heavy rescue truck. The Chief was transported to
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Dec
22
2014

FIRE APPARATUS CRASH WILE RESPONDING IN LOUISIANA

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Two Lafayette (Louisiana) Firefighters were injured early Monday when their fire truck hit a utility pole in the 3900 block of Moss Street. Firefighters were on their way to a reported fire on Morning Glory Square in the Meadows shortly before 0700 hours when the crash occurred, The firefighters received minor injuries.
Dec
21
2014

SMART CAR – DUMB DRIVER HITS FIRE TRUCK IN PORTLAND

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A Portland woman was arrested early Sunday morning in Clark County after she allegedly drove a Smart Car through a red light, collided with a fire truck and fled the scene. At about 3:15 a.m., a Vancouver Fire Department fire truck was traveling west on Northeast 119th Street through the intersection at 87th Avenue. The
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Dec
21
2014

CHARLOTTE LADDER 32 – FLIPS FOR THE 2nd TIME IN 6 MONTHS

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Charlotte. (North Carolina) Ladder 32 overturned last night but thankfully, the only in jury was the driver who has a hand injury. No one else was hurt. Ladder 32 was the company that overturned and caught fire this past summer-but this was a different shift. This truck was a reserve truck they have been using.
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Dec
19
2014

NOT GUILTY DUE TO INSANITY IN FATAL SC APPARATUS CRASH

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A judge has ruled a South Carolina man was insane when he stole a fire truck while naked and then struck and killed a pedestrian. Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen found Kalvin Hunt not guilty by reason of insanity on Thursday after prosecutors and Hunt’s attorneys agreed on his mental state, multiple media outlets reported.
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Dec
19
2014

New Ga. Aerial Damaged Before it Was Put in Service

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An Augusta firefighter had a nearly $8,500 accident with a new aerial truck before it was even put into commission. A lieutenant, whom the fire department declined to name, damaged the truck’s console shell — an area located at the top of the truck and the bottom of the aerial ladder — while driving it
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Dec
17
2014

Six Firefighters Injured In Anderson County Fire Truck Crash

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A fire truck crash in Anderson County injured six firefighters Tuesday night, according to the fire department. Investigators said the fire truck was headed to a car crash on Puckett Road, when it crashed. An eyewitness told ABC 36 News that he saw the fire truck run off the road, hit a tree, which caused
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Dec
15
2014

UPDATE: FATAL PG CO MD AMBULANCE CRASH – WITH AUDIO

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An ambulance crew was assaulted, their unit stolen and minutes later involved in a multi-vehicle crash involving a fatality. At about 5:30 pm, Sunday, December 14, Ambulance 811B was returning to their station after completing a patient transport. As they were travelling southbound on the Capitol Beltway (Route 495) they witnessed a passenger car leave
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Dec
14
2014

FD Ambulance Car Jacked-Fatal Results

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An ambulance from the Branchville VFD (Co. 11) in Prince Georges County (MD) was car (ambu) jacked earlier tonight resulting in what appears to be the death of an innocent civilian. Around 1700, Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department Ambulance 811 (of the Branchville firehouse) was carjacked by an EDP (emotionally disturbed person) who assaulted the
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Dec
14
2014

PG CO, MD – BREAKING NEWS – STOLEN MEDIC UNIT INVOLVED IN POTENTIALLY FATAL CRASH

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A Prince Georges CO MD Medic Unit from Branchville VFD was stolen this evening.  Reports are a female was in labor in the back of the medic unit and there was at least one trauma code on scene.  NO FIREFIGHTERS WERE INJURED. The wreck occurred at Greenbelt Rd and 62 Ave.  Here are some photos
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Dec
13
2014

APPARATUS CRASH IN TOLEDO

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A Toledo Fire Truck and a van were involved in an accident at Hill and Holland-Sylvania in south Toledo. Police say the van was headed southbound on Holland-Sylvania and trying to make a turn left onto Hill when the fire truck headed northbound collided with the van. Both vehicles had to be towed away from
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Dec
13
2014

AUSTRALIAN MAN DIES AFTER HITTING FIRE TRUCK ON MOTORCYCLE

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A MAN has died after his motorbike collided with a fire truck, in Melbourne’s west overnight. The motorcyclist was travelling on Ballarat Rd, in Deer Park, when his motorbike hit the back of the MFB truck about 1.55am. The 20-year-old, from Roxburgh Park, died at the scene. No one else was injured. A MFB spokesman
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Dec
12
2014

MARYLAND ENGINE BACKS INTO FIREHOUSE – MAJOR DAMAGE

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An Anne Arundel County fire station suffered substantial damage when a pumper backed in to the building Thursday night. The accident happened around 10 p.m. when Engine 194 was returning to the Cape Saint Claire Fire Station. “As they approached the station, the driver and officer in charge made the decision to back on to the front ramp,
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Dec
10
2014

SIT THE F*CK DOWN

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Well I guess that headline got your attention-good. It’s supposed to. Offended? Not my intention but please get the f*ck over it and keep reading–what should be offensive is the following. Each year some Firefighters die in the Line of Duty because they had to, the conditions indicated the risk in saving a life was
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Dec
9
2014

FIREFIGHTER KILLED IN HORRIFIC RESPONDING CRASH-APPARATUS VS LOGGING TRUCK

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We regret to pass on that a Firefighter from Savannah (Hardin County, Tennessee) was killed in the Line of Duty this morning while responding on a run. A truck driver was also killed. 4 year Veteran Firefighter Gus Losleben was airlifted to Memphis and later died. The head-on crash with the loaded log truck and
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Dec
9
2014

FIREFIGHTER STRUCK AND KILLED BY RESPONDING FIRE APPARATUS-AUSTRALIA

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South Australia Country Fire Service volunteer Deputy Fire Officer Brian Johnston would have marked 50 years of fighting fires in 2015 — a great milestone cut short by a tragic accident yesterday afternoon.The 65-year-old, who was a member of the Millicent Brigade and Deputy Group Officer of Wattle Range, was killed in the Line of
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Dec
7
2014

LADDER CRASH IN SPRINGFIELD, MA

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When the 911 call reported a serious car crash at the corner of Dwight and Carew streets in the city’s Memorial Square neighborhood Saturday evening, the Springfield Fire Department’s Ladder 3 truck was dispatched. But after being involved in a traffic accident of its own at the corner of Spring and Taylor streets, it never
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Dec
7
2014

WHEEL FALLS OFF MD PUMPER

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Firefighters from the Linthicum Fire Station had the ride of a lifetime Sunday, when their Fire Engines front wheel failed nearly causing a serious accident. The Fire Department had received multiple reports of a dwelling fire in the 200 block of 6 Ave NE shortly before 1 p.m. Several units from Glen Burnie area, including
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Dec
6
2014

PHILLY CHIEF CRASHES ENROUTE

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A woman was injured after colliding with a battalion chief who was responding to a working fire in Philadelphia early Saturday. Firefighters were responding to a dwelling fire in the 3300 block of Jasper Street around 2 a.m., WACU reported. Just blocks from the scene, at Jasper and East Atlantic Streets, the battalion chief’s vehicle
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Dec
4
2014

APPARATUS CRASH IN AUSTRAILIA

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Firefighters have escaped injury after a fire truck crashed in Maddington, bringing down powerlines. Police said the fire tender struck a power pole in Olga Road at 11.38am, but no one was injured. The cause of the crash is yet to be determined, the police spokesman said. An hour after the crash, a Department of
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Dec
3
2014

ERIE POLICE OFFICER ON ADMIN LEAVE HITS FIRE TRUCK – ACCUSED OF DUI

Erie police say one of their officers, charged with DUI last week, was on administrative leave for another off-duty incident, that’s currently under investigation. This comes as a veteran officer is placed on administrative leave Tuesday, for a deadly traffic accident the same day. Erie police Rookie officer 28-year-old Gabriel Carducci was arrested Thanksgiving morning
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Dec
2
2014

HOWARD CO MD MEDIC UNIT UNDERNEATH SEMI

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Six people, including an ambulance driver and an 11-year-old child, were injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, an ambulance and two other vehicles in Howard County Monday night, according to Howard County police officials. The accident happened at Washington Boulevard and Kit Kat Road in Elkridge at approximately 7 p.m. on Monday, say police. They
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Dec
1
2014

FIRE APPARATUS VS HELICOPTER: FIRE APPARATUS WAS AUTHORIZED TO DRIVE NEAR THE HELICOPTER-PILOT REMAINS CRITICAL

During the early morning hours on Sunday a police helicopter who came to the aid of a crashed police patrol car toppled over and exploded after its propeller blades had clashed with a fire fighting truck at the scene of the accident in Chile. The seriously injured pilot and three officers who had been in the police car
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Dec
1
2014

FF LODD IN TURKEY – FALL FROM AERIAL

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According to information obtained; On November 26 Payas District of Ataturk Avenue Avşaroğlu site of St. Ozcelik 4 undetermined house fire had been found on the floor for some reason. 4. melt water from the fire department fire truck with ladder extended hose Mehmet Kopuc Kata (30) had lost his balance and crashed into a
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Nov
27
2014

FIREFIGHTER COLLAPSES, STRUCK BY BACKING FIRE APPARATUS-FRACTURED LEG

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A Boca Raton Fire Officer is recovering after a ladder truck ran over his legs. The Captain appeared to faint and collapse at a scene early this morning.  Capt. Mike McBrien, 32, landed in the path of a firetruck which was backing up to leave the scene. He broke one leg and should be OK. The
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Nov
27
2014

VA APPARATUS STRUCK AT CRASH SCENE

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Police in Wythe County respond to a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 77 involving two tractor-trailers. The crash happened around 11:25 a.m. in the southbound lanes near mile marker 27. It involved two tractor-trailers and three passenger vehicles. According to the Virginia State Police, a 13-year old girl from Pennsylvania was taken to the hospital with
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Nov
27
2014

ME ENGINE COMPANY STRUCK LEAVING SCENE IN SNOWSTORM

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A Monmouth fire truck leaving the scene of a car crash had another vehicle run into it on a snowy road on Wednesday afternoon.Engine 84 was headed north on Pond Road  in Wales when a sport utility vehicle lost control, spun around and hit the front of it, Chief Dan Roy of the Monmouth Fire
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Nov
26
2014

OHIO ENGINE SLIDES OFF ROAD RESPONDNG TO CALL

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. This morning our engine co. 73 was responding to an emergency when a deer ran into the roadway in front of the engine. The engine operator in attempt to avoid a collision steered towards the right which ultimately dropped the right rear tires off the roadway onto a very soft berm. The engine was
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Nov
22
2014

APPARATUS ROLLOVER AND CRASH DUE TO ICE AROUND PITTSBURGH

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A McKeesport fire truck hit a patch of ice on the ramp from the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge, traveled down an embankment and flipped over. Kenneth Ferree took several firefighters to the hospital. “They had some facial injuries, some mouth injuries, they were bleeding from the head and from the face a little bit,” said Ferree.
Nov
21
2014

4 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED WHEN TILLER STRUCK ON CA HIGHWAY

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Four firefighters were injured in a crash on the 210 Freeway in Rancho Cucamonga early Friday morning. Two cars collided on the westbound lanes at Haven Avenue around 12:26 a.m. While the California Highway Patrol and firefighters were helping, a tanker truck plowed into their vehicles. Four firefighters were transported with minor injuries. No one
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Nov
18
2014

SNOW CRIPPLES APPARATUS IN NY STATE

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CHECK OUT THIS PHOTO FROM TODAY’S SNOW STORM
Nov
18
2014

Indiana Apparatus Struck During Snow Storm on the Expressway

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A driver is in critical condition and three firemen were injured Tuesday morning while responding to an accident on the U.S. 20 bypass near Mayflower Road. Just after 4:30 a.m. St. Joseph County police were called to a crash involving three cars . Three people were taken to the hospital for their injuries. One driver
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Nov
13
2014

INDIANA DEPARTMENTS STRUGGLE WITH AERIALS OUT OF SERVICE DUE TO RECALL

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There is a safety recall for those responsible for public safety. The nationwide recall affects some of the tall ladder trucks that firefighters depend on to knock down intense fires and save people trapped inside burning buildings. The Indianapolis Fire Department does not have any of the recalled trucks in their fleet, but other departments
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Nov
10
2014

PHOENIX ENGINE RUNS AWAY – STRIKING CAR AND POLE

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An investigation is underway to determine how a parked fire truck crashed into a light pole and a car in Phoenix Sunday night. The fire engine responded to a medical call at an apartment complex at Missouri and 17th avenues around 7 p.m. Capt. Mark Vanacore with the Phoenix Fire Department said all crew members
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Nov
10
2014

DRIVER RUNS STOP SIGN – HITS FD AMBULANCE IN WA STATE

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An 18-year-old woman driving a Jeep ran a stop sign in Shoreline and crashed into a Shoreline Fire Department aid car, injuring three firefighters. The three firefighters have non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to the hospital, according to Shoreline firefighters. The accident happened at Northeast 185th Street and 5th Avenue Northeast. The driver of the
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Nov
10
2014

APPARATUS ROLLOVER IN FL

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A brush truck from the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District was damaged and a firefighter injured when the truck lost control on wet pavement and flipped over Sunday morning in Lehigh Acres. Assistant Fire Chief Ken Craft said the vehicle was on a run to check an illegal burn when the crash happened
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Nov
10
2014

APPARATUS CRASH IN BRAZIL

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On Saturday afternoon, a fire apparatus overturned and crashed into a restaurant in Copacabana neighborhood, in the city of Rio de Janeiro.  The crew was responding to a dumpster fire, when they were allegedly cut by a taxi, what caused the driver to lose control of the truck. Four FFs and a civilian were injured
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Nov
9
2014

SUTPHEN TOWER LADDER FAILURE UPDATE

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Frayed cables and a defective pulley are at the heart of a 62 page report detailing what caused three Hall County (GA) firefighters to fall 40 feet to the ground, as the ladder truck they were training on collapsed. The report is below. Investigators believe damage to one of the cables existed “prior to the
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Nov
6
2014

FATAL APPARATUS CRASH IN GASTON CO, NC

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A fire apparatus struck and killed a pedestrian earlier this evening in Gaston County, N.C. It happened in Ranlo around 1800 hours. Reports are that the apparatus struck and killed a pedestrian-but the Firefighter/driver was not at fault and will not be charged. It is believed that alcohol was involved. Our thoughts go out to all
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