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 CRIPLES 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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