Sep
19
2014

FIRE CHIEF REARENDS CAR WHILE RESPONDING IN NY

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Several people were injured Tuesday when a fire chief responding to a fire alarm at a mall rear-ended a vehicle. Syracuse.com reported that Moyers Corner (N.Y) Batt. Chief Michael Brown, 39, was driving with his emergency lights and sirens on en route to a fire alarm at Macy’s in the Great Northern Mall. Chief Brown’s car
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Sep
18
2014

VIDEO OBTAINED OF CLEVELAND FIRE TRUCK WRECK

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19 Action News has obtained exclusive video of a Cleveland fire truck crashing into a pole. The driver, firefighter Richard Nickerson, and his boss, Captain Ron Vargo, are both charged with falsification. Investigators say they lied about how the accident happened, and the video may help prove that. Back in June, a ladder truck cut
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Sep
16
2014

LODD CRASH IN NC – TANKER ROLLOVER

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We regret to advise you that a Firefighter was killed and another was injured in the Line of Duty late afternoon after the fire apparatus they were in overturned in Louisburg, Franklin County, N.C. Details about what happened weren’t immediately clear, but the apparatus overturned sometime after 1700 on Sykes Road in Louisburg. We’ll post
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Sep
16
2014

2 CAL FIRE APPARATUS DAMAGED IN CRASH

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Traffic along southbound Highway 41 was backed up for much of the afternoon from Shaw Avenue to near the Madera County line on Monday because of a crash involving two Cal Fire engines returning home from the Courtney Fire in Oakhurst. A California Highway Patrol investigator says one fire truck was slowing for stopped traffic,
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Sep
15
2014

OH FIRE APPARATUS CRASH – 1 FF INJURED

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One firefighter was hurt when a fire truck crashed in Clermont County on Monday. The crash happened near the intersection of Jackson Pike and Riggs Lane around 10 a.m. Troopers said the truck’s driver was eastbound, returning to the station from ladder training, when he moved right to give an oncoming vehicle more room. In
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Sep
11
2014

FATAL CRASH IN FL – YIELDING TO RESPONDING APPARATUS

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A semi driver killed Wednesday in a freak crash near St. Cloud — he was crushed when his load shifted while yielding to a fire truck — was identified today. The 32-year-old driver, Glen Estien of Orlando, stopped his semi abruptly to yield to an Osceola County fire truck turning onto Narcoossee Road with its
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Sep
11
2014

Plympton-Wyoming Upset Over Firefighter Charge

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Plympton-Wyoming officials are expressing concern the OPP’s laying of a charge against a firefighter in a multi-vehicle crash last winter may be retribution for criticism about Hwy. 402. The driver of one of two fire vehicles involved in the crash in whiteout conditions on a cement portion of the Hwy. 402 is now charged with careless driving. Wyoming Volunteer
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Sep
10
2014

FFs FOOT CRUSHED IN AERIAL LADDER – MT. JULIET, TN

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There was a close call in the city of Mount Juliet, TN on Sept 9th, 2014. Firefighters were performing training on a Pierce 105′ Aerial Apparatus when the ladder was being brought in with a volunteer firefighter (Chris Smith) on the ladder. His feet became entangled in between the ladder rungs as the ladder was
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Sep
7
2014

MORE WOES IN DC – ONLY 10 OF 17 LADDERS PASS INSPECTION

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A maintenance and inspection program has sidelined seven ladder trucks in DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department’s fleet. The department conducted maintenance checks on 17 ladder trucks and only 10 passed. The department cited varying degrees of rust at the base of the ladder support, according to a statement from the department. “These inspections are part
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Sep
4
2014

DRUNK EX FF DAMAGES RIG AND STATION

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A Floyd fire truck as well as the new fire station were damaged recently when a former member of the fire department drove the truck into the building. It is believed the driver, James Middour, 34, was intoxicated on the night of the incident, which took place at 4:22 a.m. on Aug. 24, according a
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