Feb
13
2016

WOMAN INJURED IN DENVER APPARATUS CRASH

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A woman was hurt after her car was involved in a crash with a Denver Fire truck in southeast Denver Saturday morning. The crash happened at the intersection of E. Hampden Avenue and S. Dayton Street at about 8:40 a.m. The female driver was in a red Mini Cooper traveling on Dayton through the intersection
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Feb
13
2016

UNION WARNED AUGUSTA FIRE CHIEF ABOUT TRUCKS

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As Augusta Fire Chief Chris James heads out the door to a new job, members of the local firefighters union issued a letter Friday criticizing him for a contract he negotiated to buy several fire trucks they claim require constant maintenance. The Augusta Professional Firefighters Association claims members warned James years ago about the purchase
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Feb
7
2016

2 APPARATUS CRASH IN SCOTLAND

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This is the scene of destruction after two fire engines came of the road and crashed. Five firefighters were injured and are being treated in hospital after following the incident. Two of the eight crew members who were on board were trapped in one of the appliances, and had to be rescued by some of their colleagues. Ambulances later
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Feb
7
2016

Aerial Operations and Power Lines

Most, if not all, communities that have aerial devices in their fire departments also have electric power lines on poles in front of the very buildings where the fire department will operate those aerial devices.  The bottom line is that if we are going to get any use out of our aerial devices, we will have to
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Feb
5
2016

3 INJURED IN ORLANDO APPARATUS WRECK

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A fire truck heading to a call on Curry Ford Road crashed during rush hour. Three people are recovering from their injuries, WESH 2 News has learned. “I thought it was the end of my life. I thought my life was over,” said Brenda Gauvey, crash victim. The Orlando fire truck ended up in the
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Feb
3
2016

APPARATUS SLIDES OFF ROAD IN OK

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A fire truck slid off the road and overturned early Tuesday morning in McLoud. The fire truck reportedly overturned in the area of Redskin and 8th. According to authorities, the fire truck was responding to an alarm call at a nursing home when it ran off the road, over-corrected and flipped. No one was injured. Redskin Rd.
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Feb
2
2016

FIRE TRUCK AND AMBULANCE CRASH IN MO

Three people were injured Tuesday morning in an accident between a fire truck and an ambulance in Reynolds County. According to the Highway Patrol, the accident took place on Highway 21 in Centerville as a fire truck being driven by 74-year-old Lynndel Barnes of Ellington was following an ambulance being driven by 38-year-old Christina Thomas
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Feb
2
2016

FIRE APPARATUS ROLLS IN CANADA

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One Firefighter was taken to the hospital this morning after a firetruck overturned at the Seeley’s Cove Road turn off in Penfield, New Brunswick. Blacks Harbour Fire Department confirmed the accident, and said they are still investigating the cause of the accident. There are reports there was black ice in the area, which may have contributed
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Feb
1
2016

BRUSH TRUCK ROLLOVER IN OK

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A metro fire department lost a fire truck on Saturday while battling grass fires in McClain County. The Washington Fire/Rescue team said they were assisting the Goldsby Fire Department to fight a grass fire when their truck was involved in an accident. The roll-over crash totaled the department’s brush pumper truck. The department said all
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Jan
29
2016

FIRE TRUCKS DON’T SWIM

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Jan
28
2016

FIRE TRUCK CRASH UPDATE: NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS FOUND IN TEXAS DAIRY QUEEN CRASH

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Farmersville police said Wednesday there were no mechanical issues that attributed to the crash of a fire truck into a Dairy Queen last week. Two people were injured Feb. 20 when Greenville Fire-Rescue Unit 4 slammed into the restaurant in the 200 block of Highway 380 East in Farmersville. The truck had just been serviced
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Jan
26
2016

3 INJURED IN FL APPARATUS CRASH

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Three people were injured following a multi-vehicle accident involving a fire engine, according to a West Palm Beach Fire Rescue spokesperson. Officials say a fire engine was hit by a taxi after the taxi got into an accident with another vehicle. The accident happened around 11 a.m. in the intersection of Florida Mango and Belvedere
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Jan
21
2016

THE FDNY SUPER PUMPER

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By Robert Avsec From 1965 through 1982, the T-Rex of fire pumpers roamed the streets of New York City bringing with it massive firefighting power heretofore unseen on land. How massive you ask? The central pumping unit alone could draw water from eight hydrants at once, drop lines into bodies of water, supply a mind-boggling
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Jan
20
2016

DELIVERY APPARATUS CRASH IN TEXAS

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Investigators say two people have been hurt after a North Texas firetruck being returned to its department after servicing hit a Dairy Queen. The Greenville Fire Department vehicle struck the restaurant in Farmersville on Wednesday morning. A statement from the city of Greenville says the truck was being returned from a service center in Denton
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Jan
20
2016

APPARATUS CRASH IN ALABAMA

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Huntsville police said a silver Nissan Sentra hit a Huntsville Fire Department truck near James Madison Drive and Wall Triana HWY around 12:05 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Authorities say that there were minor injuries to one passenger in the car. Huntsville Police are investigating the cause of the wreck. For more information, view whnt.com
Jan
20
2016

APPARATUS CRASH IN FLORIDA

Two people were injured in a collision with a fire truck in Orange Park, late Friday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The fire truck was traveling south on Blanding Blvd. when it put on its siren and attempted to turn onto Kingsley Ave., according to FHP investigators. The driver of a 2002 Saturn
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Jan
19
2016

MAINE FIRE APPARATUS CRASH

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A town of Harrison firetruck suffered significant damage to its front end after it slid down a steep, icy private road and rolled over Sunday afternoon. Town Manager George “Bud” Finch said the driver, veteran volunteer firefighter Maurice Kautz, suffered minor cuts and bruises but was not seriously injured. However, the amount of damage sustained
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Jan
16
2016

APPARATUS CRASH IN FL – CIVILIAN CRITICAL

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A 30-year-old Jacksonville man is in critical condition after the Florida Highway Patrol said his Saturn collided with a Clay County fire truck responding to an emergency Friday night. The unidentified driver failed to yield to the fire truck as it was turning onto Kinglsley Avenue from Blanding Boulevard about 9:45 p.m., the Highway Patrol
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Jan
13
2016

LODD RESPONDING CRASH IN NC

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A 24-year-old Chatham County firefighter was killed in a traffic accident early Tuesday while responding to a call, officials said. Joshua Mequaine Woods died Tuesday, according to The North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The single-vehicle accident occurred around 1 a.m. near the 300 block of N. Chatham Avenue in Siler City, according to the Highway
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Jan
13
2016

INDIANA FIRE CHIEF CRASH WITH SCHOOL BUS

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Griffith Fire Chief Roy Schoon’s department SUV was involved in an accident with a Griffith Public Schools bus Tuesday morning, police said. The accident occurred at 8:10 a.m in the intersection of North Broad Street and West Elm streets. Schoon was driving his department SUV north on Broad Street with two firefighters as passengers when
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Jan
13
2016

FIREFIGHTER IN SERIOUS CONDITION FOLLOWING A RESPONDING CRASH IN INDIANA

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A Firefighter responding on a run was seriously injured this morning after a crash involving a semi in Fayette County, Indiana. It happened on State Road 44, west of Connersville, around  0715 hours today. Cops arrived and found a black 2002 Chevrolet pickup in a ditch and a 2012 International tractor-trailer across both lanes of
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Jan
13
2016

NH FIRE APPARATUS ROLLOVER – CHIEF INJURED

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The Effingham fire chief was injured when his fire truck rolled over in Effingham on Wednesday. Route 153 was closed near Plantation Road Wednesday morning. Officials said the chief was driving the truck when he went around a corner, hit the soft shoulder on the road, went into a utility pole and rolled the truck
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Jan
10
2016

APPARATUS ROLLOVER IN MICHIGAN

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Calhoun County dispatch confirms that a Battle Creek fire truck has rolled over on Washington Ave. on Sunday. They said that Washington Ave. will be closed while they clear up the accident and to avoid the area if possible. Newschannel 3 has a crew headed to the scene and will update with more information as
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Jan
9
2016

APPARATUS CRASH IN CHARLESTON, WV

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A Charleston fire truck crashed at about 8:15 a.m. Friday near Sissonville, around the same time as several other crashes in Kanawha County. Two firefighters were injured when the fire truck wrecked into the hillside in the area of 2204 Falcon Drive off Sugar Creek Drive, according to a Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher. The dispatcher
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Jan
8
2016

CANADIAN DEPT. ADMITS AERIAL MALFUNCTION

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In Quebec City, fire officials now admit a ladder truck failed to properly work as three people were trapped in an apartment fire Wednesday morning. A mother, her son and her partner decided they couldn’t wait and all dropped from a fourth floor apartment window to escape the fire. While fire officials call the ladder
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Jan
6
2016

ENGINE FLIPS IN KY – 2 FFs INJURED

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A fire truck flipped onto its side in Frankfort on Wednesday morning while responding to a call. Sheriff Pat Melton said that the crash happened around 3:00 a.m. on Twilight Trail. He says they were responding to a call when a tire dropped off the side of the road. The driver over-corrected and because of
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Jan
6
2016

PEOPLE JUMP IN CANADA DUE TO AERIAL MALFUNCTION!

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A 10-year-old boy who jumped out of a fourth-floor apartment in Quebec City early this morning to escape a fire says everyone in his family got out alive thanks to his mother’s partner. “For my stepfather, only my mother mattered. He didn’t care about getting himself out. It was my mother who mattered,” Jason Chicoine told Radio-Canada in
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Jan
6
2016

FF WHO RAN RED LIGHT/CAUSED MIAMI APPARATUS CRASH – SUSPENDED

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A Miami firefighter will face a 96-hour suspension for “violating department policy,” the result of running a red light and crashing into a fire truck in August, Assistant Fire Chief Pete Gomez said Monday. “This is a very harsh punishment,” Gomez said. “The fire chief is sending a very loud message that you will be
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Jan
4
2016

RESPONDING VOLUNTEER POV CRASH IN INDIANA

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A crash at the intersection of CR 28 and CR 31 in DeKalb County sent three people to the hospital Saturday evening. Bill Walters, a member of the Grant Township Volunteer Department, was responding to an emergency when he collided with a sitting car that was being jump started by another vehicle. All three people
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Jan
3
2016

FATHER/SON SUE INDIANA FD OVER CRASH

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A Randolph County father and son have filed suit against White River Township and its fire department. According to the suit – filed in Randolph Circuit Court by Muncie attorney P. Gregory Cross – Andrew Bryner and his son, Larry, were seriously injured when their vehicle was struck by a township rescue truck. Andrew Bryner
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Dec
26
2015

ROLLOVER CRASH IN FLORIDA

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CL401 (Ron Neuberger) was responding to a reported structure fire on Clearwater Beach when his vehicle was struck at the intersection of East Bay Dr and Seminole Blvd. He was extricated and transported to Bayfront Trauma center for treatment of his injuries and is reported to be in stable condition right now. Fortunately his arson
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Dec
26
2015

2nd CRASH IN LESS THAN A YEAR – SAME ENGINE – SAME SPOT – INDIANAPOLIS AREA

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Several Indiana firefighters escaped injury when their engine crashed Saturday afternoon. The engine from White River Township Fire Dept. ended up on its side along the highway. Officials announced on the department’s Facebook page that the firefighters aboard are OK. The crash remains under investigation.
Dec
25
2015

VEHICLE CRASHES INTO LAUNDROMAT AND FIRE ENGINE IN PA

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Police responded to a crash late Thursday morning in which a vehicle ended up on the sidewalk. First responders were called to the scene of the crash around 11:30 a.m. where they found a gray Oldsmobile on the sidewalk on North Hanover Street between King and High streets with the vehicle’s back end against Hanover
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Dec
23
2015

6 OHIO FFs INJURED IN CRASH

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Six firefighters were treated for non-life-threatening injuries after the fire truck they were riding in crashed in Hubbard Township early Wednesday morning. The Warren post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says the Eagle Joint Fire District firefighters were responding to a call just after 1 a.m. when the truck went off westbound Chestnut Ridge
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Dec
23
2015

CA BATTALION CHIEF INVOLVED IN CRASH

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A fire battalion chief suffered minor injuries when his pickup was broadsided by another pickup as the chief made his way to an emergency in Winchester on Wednesday, Dec. 23, authorities said. The Cal Fire battalion chief, a 62-year-old Menifee man, was driving east on Scott Road in his red and white F250 Cal Fire
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Dec
21
2015

FDNY TOWER LADDER CRASH IN MANHATTAN

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Location: Intersection of East 111 Street and Madison Avenue Auto Accident/Extrication involving TL-14. 1406 – TL-14 – We were involved in an accident at 111 & Madison.  Take us off the gas leak box (Box 1349). 1410 – Bn. 12 – We are putting to tool from TL-14 into action at this box.  We have
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Dec
21
2015

FDNY ENGINE CRASH IN BROOKLYN

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Five people were injured, including a 9-year-old girl, when a fire engine collided with an SUV in Brooklyn, flipping the car Sunday afternoon, police said. The FDNY’s Engine 248 was on its way to a fire when it collided with a grey Nissan Xterra at New York and Snyder Aves. in East Flatbush around 12:30
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Dec
20
2015

FATAL CRASH INVOLVING FIRE APPARATUS IN KANSAS CITY

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A woman died and a man was critically injured early Saturday when their pickup truck slammed into the back of a Kansas City fire truck on Interstate 435 near Interstate 70. The fire truck was moving toward the median on I-435 so its crew could assist at another accident scene about 3:30 a.m. when it
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Dec
18
2015

UNIQUE FIRE APPARATUS – GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL

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Nestled in a small garage on Track 15 stands a team of highly trained firefighter-EMTs ready to respond to the emergencies of the world’s biggest train terminal. With over 750,000 people passing through Grand Central Terminal every day, the Grand Central Fire Brigade shoulders a lot of responsibility. Formed in the mid-Eighties, the brigade has proven time
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Dec
15
2015

DETROIT FIRE APPARATUS ON FIRE

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Detroit fire crews were called to the scene of a fire in one of their department’s own fire engines Tuesday. Three other fire trucks were called to put out the fire in Engine 17 at Warren Ave. and 2nd Street near Wayne State University. Firefighters could be seen using a fire extinguisher inside the front
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Dec
13
2015

FDNY firefighters file lawsuit: Loud sirens are making us deaf

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New York’s Bravest can take the heat, but some can’t stand the noise. Nearly 1,500 FDNY firefighters and retirees joined with other smoke-eaters to file a mass lawsuit claiming years of exposure to loud sirens are making them deaf. The 4,000 plaintiffs contend Illinois-based siren manufacturer Federal Signal Corp. failed to install ­“diverters” or “shrouds”
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Dec
13
2015

APPARATUS FIRE IN PA – 5 FFs INJURED

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Five firefighters were taken to the hospital after their fire truck caught fire in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania Saturday night. Members of the Gladwyne Fire Company were heading back from a non-fire call shortly before 7:30 p.m. on the 600 block of Spring Mill Road when their fire truck’s engine suddenly caught fire. The firefighters quickly
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Dec
12
2015

Fire Apparatus Extrication Drill Shares Valuable Lessons for Saving Our Own

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ORIGINAL POST: http://www.firehouse.com/article/12134882/fire-apparatus-extrication-drill-shares-valuable-lessons-for-saving-our-own A worst case scenario situation can happen before you even arrive at an emergency scene and this is a type of saving our own that is well beyond a rapid intervention emergency drill or event. Performing vehicle extrication and rescue on our own firefighters is a terrible circumstance, but a realistic concern. Vehicle
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Dec
10
2015

EVR TEACHES APPARATUS ARCHITECT COURSE IN PENN TWP. INDIANA

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On Thursday 12-10-15 Penn Fire hosted Mike Wilbur from www.EmergencyVehicleResponse.com and his Apparatus Architect course.  This course was devoted to something we don’t talk a lot about: APPARATUS SPECIFICATIONS!  Departments from as far away as Lafayette and Huntertown IN attended as well as from New Buffalo, Michigan.
Dec
9
2015

FIRE APPARATUS CRASH IN DETRIOT

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A Detroit fire engine responding to an emergency collided with an SUV on Woodward in Midtown early this afternoon, injuring one person. Engine 17, which is using a replacement rig, was headed south on Woodward when it crashed into the SUV at an intersection at East Forest. The driver of the SUV was injured and
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Dec
9
2015

PASS IT ON – FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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Please consider purchasing “PASS IT ON…What We Know…What We Want You To Know” as a part of your Christmas, Hanukkah and related holiday gift giving. Each us, the nearly one hundred contributors* (list below), donated time and thoughts in this major fundraiser with 100% of the royalties being donated jointly to both the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Chief Ray Downey
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Dec
9
2015

N.J. firefighters suing fire truck, siren makers over ‘irreversible’ hearing loss

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More than two dozen New Jersey firefighters are suing five fire truck manufacturers and a siren maker alleging the noise from the emergency vehicles’ sirens have lead to an “irreversible” loss of hearing. The lawsuit was removed from state Superior Court and filed in federal court in Newark on Dec. 4 on behalf of 34 current or former firefighters in Elizabeth,
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Dec
8
2015

SERIOUS RESPONDING CRASH INVOLVED FIRE DEPARTMENT STAFF CAR

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A member of the Union Township (Clermont County just east of Cincinnati) Fire Department was injured, along with another driver, in a crash today. The fire vehicle was responding to a call, along with police and fire apparatus, on SR 32, when it was hit by a car at Glen Este Withamsville Road. Both drivers were
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Dec
7
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN PHOENIX

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A Phoenix Fire truck collided with two other vehicles Sunday night, sending four people to the hospital, according to fire officials. The engine and cars crashed at about 7 p.m., near the intersection of 43rd Avenue and Roosevelt Street. According to fire officials, the truck had its lights and sirens on and was responding to
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Dec
6
2015

FIRE APPARATUS FIRE IN SC

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Berkley County Company 4 – Pierce Snorkel caught fire today – here are some photos
Dec
5
2015

NIOSH Firefighter Body Dimension Data Supports Design Changes and Safety

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We have come to rely on, and expect firefighters to rush into burning buildings, put out flames, and save lives. Yet, each year many firefighters die in the line of duty and thousands more sustain injuries. For these reasons, researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recorded and developed the first database
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Dec
5
2015

PHILLY AREA ENGINE HITS TELEPHONE POLE

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No firefighters were injured when a engine from the Tylersport Fire Company went off the road striking a telephone pole causing the pole to break. The accident happened Saturday morning in the 700 block of Allentown Road in West Rock Hill Township, Bucks County.
Dec
5
2015

UPDATE: Denton Tower Ladder Involved in Collision

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On Friday December 4, 2015 at 4:03 PM, the Denton Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched to assist the Goldsboro Volunteer Fire Company for a reported automobile fire impinging upon a home.  While responding Northbound on 6th Street, Tower 310 from Denton was involved in a collision at North 6th Street and Gay Street in the
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Dec
4
2015

Serious Responding Apparatus Crash-Maryland

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5 people, including Firefighters were hospitalized early this evening following a serious crash involving a responding fire apparatus. Witnesses say it happened at the intersection of 6th and Gay streets in Denton just after 1600 hours. Initial reports are that Firefighters with the Denton Fire Company were responding to a fire call, when the driver
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Dec
3
2015

NEW TILLER LADDER IN HARRISBURG

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If Harrisburg firefighters are called to a burning home along one of the city’s narrowest streets, they may need to drive a couple of blocks out of the way to maneuver their large truck to the destination. In some cases, firefighters are delayed because they need to hop out of the truck to guide the
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Dec
2
2015

VA FIRE APPARATUS CRASH

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The Virginia State Police are investigating a two-car wreck involving a fire truck in Russell County. On Nov. 29 at 7:50 p.m., authorities responded to Route 19, less than a mile from Route 58, and found a car had struck a Town of Lebanon fire truck. The driver of the fire truck, 28-year-old William B.
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Dec
2
2015

CA FIRE APPARATUS CRASH

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A San Bernardino County Fire Medic truck responding to a house fire on the 14000 block of Ivy Street in Adelanto was involved in a traffic collision on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. The multi vehicle collision occurred at about 3:40 P.M., on Palmdale Road near Pearmain Street. Two passenger vehicles, a white Nissan Altima and a
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Nov
29
2015

ROCHESTER, NY APPARATUS CRASH

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Police say a Rochester fire truck was involved in a car crash Sunday. Officers say that the collision happened on Mt. Read near Garland. As the fire truck was making a u-turn, it was struck by a southbound vehicle. Officials say the fire truck had its emergency lights on at the time of the crash.
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Nov
29
2015

RESPONDING FIRE APPARATUS CRASH CAUGHT ON TAPE-PHILADELPHIA

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A nasty responding tiller ladder fire apparatus crash in Philadelphia resulted in, thankfully, minor injuries this morning. The Philadelphia Fire Department advised that no civilians were hurt in the crash around 1000 hours, and that the firefighters suffered only minor injuries. http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Crash-Involving-Fire-Truck-Injures-2-in-West-Philadelphia-357945021.html
Nov
29
2015

FIRE APPARATUS RESPONDING CRASH IN PHILLY

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A crash involving a fire truck in West Philadelphia left several firefighters injured Sunday morning. Fire officials said the crash, in which a vehicle partially rolled over, happened about 10 a.m. at 55th Street and Baltimore Avenue. Authorities confirmed that Philadelphia Fire Department Ladder 13 was involved in the crash. NBC10′s Randy Gyllenhaal reported from
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Nov
25
2015

Meet Andy Swift, the rock n’ roll dude bringing fire trucks back from the dead

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Andy Swift’s front lawn is filled with the skeletons of old fire trucks. Their rust-colored frames, ladders, and wheels lie tangled in tall grasses beside the old chicken barn that serves as his workshop. A yellow road sign with the silhouette of a fire truck on it hangs from the building’s side. The 62-year-old emerges
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Nov
25
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN FL – SERIOUS INJURIES

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Three people were injured in a collision between a fire engine and a SUV early Tuesday evening in McDavid. The engine, with lights and sirens activated, departed the McDavid Station of Escambia Fire Rescue at 5:14 p.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 62-year old Gordon Janksy of Pensacola failed to stop his 2012 Chevrolet
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Nov
25
2015

Fire Truck Drove Too Fast & Killed Man On His Way To Brother’s Wedding, Lawsuit Says

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The family of a man who was killed when his car was struck by a fire truck is suing L.A. County. The widow and mother of Eric Stein, 36, have filed a suit against L.A. County and the fire truck’s driver, Michael Aplanalp, according to City News Service. The tragic incident took place on July 31,
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Nov
22
2015

FIRE APPARATUS “SHEARED IN HALF” AFTER BEING STRUCK IN VA

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A major crash following fire apparatus being struck but a tractor trailer has closed all lanes of I-85 north just north of the McKenney exit early this morning in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. The apparatus was literally cut in half. PHOTO LINK BELOW. Initial reports are that Firefighters responded to a separate crash involving a semi. While crews
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Nov
21
2015

NASTY APPARATUS CRASH IN MICHIGAN

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A serious car crash involving  family of five and a Grand Rapids firetruck shut down a portion of westbound I-196 for several hours Saturday morning. The stretch of highway reopened shortly before 3 p.m., according to police. At approximately 10:12 a.m., a firetruck with the Grand Rapids Fire Department was responding to another accident on westbound
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Nov
20
2015

KY VOLUNTEER EXTRICATED IN RESPONDING CRASH

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A volunteer firefighter was injured while he was responding to barn fire in Jeremiah Friday morning. He was traveling in his personal vehicle when the crash occurred on Highway 7 South and his vehicle caught fire. “You go on runs all the time involving your family but firefighting, police officer, EMS, we’re all brothers and sisters,” Sandlick firefighter Charles
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Nov
20
2015

Driving Simulator Challenges Minn. Crew

On Monday, four firefighters from the Cloquet Area Fire District each crashed a fire truck at least one time, and most hit multiple barriers and the occasional vehicle or even a pedestrian. Happily, it was all on a high-tech video simulation aimed at teaching them better driving habits when they’re driving fire trucks and other
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Nov
20
2015

FF RAN OVER BY DRUNK IN WV

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A Morgantown firefighter is expected to make a full recovery after he was struck by a car while responding to a call. Fire crews were responding to a fire alarm on Richwood Ave. Wednesday night at 11:15. As the crew was exiting the fire truck, Yasmine Ghantous, 30, of Langhorn, Pa. tried to drive her
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Nov
19
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN NC

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Officials are investigating if wet conditions caused a fire apparatus crash after a fire engine crashed in Rowan County early Thursday morning. Crews said the fire truck crashed on Enochville Avenue and Earle Street in the town of Enochville just after 7 a.m. while responding to a call in Kannapolis. Investigators said the fire truck
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Nov
18
2015

PIERCE RECALLS 910 RIGS – WHEELS COULD BECOME LOOSE WHILE DRIVING

Pierce Manufacturing is recalling 910 fire trucks because the wheels could come loose while being driven. The recall covers the Arrow XT, Dash, Enforcer, Lance and Quantum models from the 2006 and 2007 model years. Boots that cover the ball joints can rip and cause the joints to fail, increasing the risk of a crash.
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Nov
17
2015

TEXAS CHIEF SUSPENDED FOR PREVENTABLE CRASH

Austin city officials announced the temporary suspension of a fire battalion chief for being involved in what they described as a preventable car crash involving one of the fire department’s vehicles. Battalion Chief Jeff Pine was suspended for three days, with his suspension starting Tuesday, a disciplinary memo from Austin fireChief Rhoda Mae Kerr said. Pine
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Nov
17
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN DENVER CO

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A fire truck and a tow truck collided in a Denver intersection on Tuesday afternoon, according to Police. The incident happened before 2 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Central Park Blvd. The tow truck was going southbound on Central Park Blvd. and ran a red light. Denver Police said, the truck hit
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Nov
15
2015

MAN CRITICAL AFTER BEING STRUCK BY TEXAS LADDER TRUCK

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A San Antonio Fire Department truck hit a man as it was rushing to a fire on the Northwest Side on Sunday. The accident happened around 12:30 a.m. on the 3900 block of NW Loop 410 near East Crestline Drive. Police said that a man wearing dark clothing stepped into the path of an oncoming
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Nov
13
2015

APPARATUS CRASHES – A LEADING CAUSE OF FF DEATH

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Lights flashing and siren blaring, the ambulance stopped at a red light, checking for traffic. The firefighter at the wheel eased forward. Halfway through the intersection, his partner saw the truck.   “I said, ‘This is going to hurt,’ ” Montgomery County firefighter Robert Sito, 27, told accident investigators later that day at Suburban Hospital
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Nov
8
2015

Fire Truck Hits Pedestrian in Manhattan: FDNY

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Despite the flashing lights and blaring siren, a 34-year-old man was hit by a fire truck Saturday in Manhattan, officials said. The accident occurred at about 8:15 p.m. while the man was crossing the street against a “don’t walk” signal at the intersection of East 15th Street and Irving Place, police said. The man, whose
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Nov
6
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN NJ

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The back end of a borough fire truck struck a Ford Explorer on Tuesday afternoon as firefighters responded to a fire call, police said. The ladder truck and Ford Explorer suffered minor damage, said police spokesman Lt. Vincent Tamburro. No one was hurt. The truck was turning from Prospect Avenue onto New Milford Avenue just
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Nov
5
2015

Firefighter crashes truck, resigns

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Mosinee firefighter accused of taking a fire engine on an early morning joyride and then crashing it after a night out drinking has resigned and his chief has requested that no criminal charges be filed in the case. Kody Krieg  resigned in August after an investigation into the crash, according an internal investigation report obtained by Daily Herald Media
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Nov
5
2015

Apparatus Architects: Limit Rust & Corrosion

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Since the 1970s, fire apparatus manufacturers have sought ways to minimize rust and corrosion on custom cabs and bodies. Aluminum and stainless-steel body construction have reduced the visible corrosion; however, areas of the vehicle are still subject to damage from road salts and chemicals. Today, it is rare to look at a 15-year-old apparatus and
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Nov
4
2015

CT Firefighter Sues Apparatus Driver and Fire Department For Injuries

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Original Post at: http://www.firelawblog.com/2015/11/04/ct-firefighter-sues-apparatus-driver-and-fire-department-for-injuries/#.VjqhOIFTUc4.twitter A Connecticut firefighter whose foot was run over and crushed by an engine at the scene of a house fire last year, is suing his fire department and the driver for his injuries. Christopher Ziemba, a member of the Durham Volunteer Fire Department, was injured on April 23, 2014 at the scene
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Nov
4
2015

Cantankerous Wisdom: Nosebleeds, Splinters, and Weight Ratios

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ORIGINAL POST AT: http://www.fireapparatusmagazine.com/articles/2015/11/cantankerous-wisdom-nosebleeds-splinters-and-weight-ratios.html?cmpid=EnlApparatusNovember42015&eid=288344832&bid=1226191 The caption for the adjoining photograph could be Pull the Left Rear Preconnect. I’d say You pull it—I might get a nosebleed climbing that high to reach it. In all fairness, I don’t know if that left side bed is preconnected or not. Each department has its own priorities when laying out its fire trucks. Most
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Nov
4
2015

UPDATE: PA AERIAL COLLAPSE

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A Lancaster-area man suffered serious injuries when he was pinned under the ladder of a firetruck at the Clymer Volunteer Fire Department on Monday afternoon. Mike Keith, safety officer at the Clymer fire department, said the truck was undergoing its yearly recertification as required by the department’s insurance carrier. The rigger that supports the truck
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Nov
3
2015

APPARATUS IN PA SINK HOLE

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North Queen Street between James and Lemon streets has been closed due to a sinkhole, County Communications officials and city police said. A city fire truck ended up immobilized after its right rear wheel was caught in the crater that opened in the 400 block of the busy city street. The occurrence was reported about
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Nov
3
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN BRAZIL

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A truck from the Fire Department is involved in an accident and almost fell from a height of about 4 meters in the small bridge of Maria Estela Fagá Clover neighborhood, in São Carlos (SP), on the afternoon of Monday (2). No one was injured. Another truck slid on the track because of slow traffic,
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Nov
2
2015

AERIAL LADDER COLLAPSES DURING CERTIFICATION TESTING

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A man doing a fire department aerial ladder truck certification test was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital this afternoon after he was struck by that ladder at the Clymer Fire Department. Chief Mike Aikens said a rigger that supports the truck broke at about 2:35 p.m., causing the ladder to fall on the man. “We had a
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Nov
1
2015

DCFD ENGINE 15 INVOLVED IN RESPONDING CRASH

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A D.C. fire truck was involved in a serious accident on its way to a fire in southwest Washington Saturday night. Engine 15 was on its way to reports of a fire on Ivanhoe Street, SW, around 11 p.m. when a car pulled out in front of it. Four firefighters and four people in the
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Nov
1
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN BUFFALO – 2 FFs INJURED

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A Buffalo firetruck was involved in a collision with a car at the corner of Washington and East Chippewa streets Saturday night at about 10:45 p.m. A battalion chief at the scene told 2 On Your Side two firefighters were taken to Erie County Medical Center with upper-body injuries. The people inside the other vehicle
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Oct
28
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN NORTH LAS VEGAS NV

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A North Las Vegas fire engine responding to a medical call struck the side of a pickup truck that failed to stop for the first-responding vehicle. According to the North Las Vegas Fire Department, the incident took place at the intersection of Allen Lane and Ann Road at 9:11 a.m. Tuesday. The fire engine was traveling
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Oct
27
2015

APPARATUS ROLLOVER IN BLOOMINGTON, IN

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City of Bloomington Fire Department Battalion Chief Roger Kerr was not injured when his fire truck was struck from behind, causing it to spin and roll onto its side at the intersection of Atwater and Indiana avenues Monday afternoon. According to a Bloomington Police report, Kerr was traveling east on Atwater, in a Ford battalion
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Oct
26
2015

FIRE CHIEF BUGGY INVOLVED IN SERIOUS CRASH

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A Bay Shore woman lost control of her SUV and collided head-on Saturday with a fire chief’s vehicle in Hauppauge, leaving an 11-year-old girl in critical condition, authorities said. Suffolk County police said Iris Hernandez was headed north on the 500 block of Wheeler Road at 11:17 a.m. when her 2001 Nissan Xterra struck the
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Oct
23
2015

Dayton Fire Rig Strikes Bicyclist

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A UD student suffered serious injuries, not believed to be life threatening, when he was hit by a Dayton fire truck on Brown Street. The 18-year-old’s name was not released, but a University of Dayton spokesman confirms the victim is a student. The student has been taken to Miami Valley Hospital. Brown Street has been
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Oct
22
2015

UPDATE: ATL APPARATUS CRASH

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Two firefighters were injured while responding to warehouse fire in southwest Atlanta on Thursday. It happened around 3:30 p.m. on Lee Street near Van Buren Street in southwest Atlanta. Fire officials said the two injured firefighters were riding in an SUV when a fire engine collided with them. The accident caused the fire engine to
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Oct
22
2015

FIRE ENGINE vs. FIRE SUV CRASH IN ATLANTA

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Fire officials said the two injured firefighters were riding in an SUV when a fire engine collided with them. The accident caused the fire engine to burst into flames. SKYFOX 5 flew over the scene and found the cab of the engine completely gutted by the fire. No one in the fire engine was injured.
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Oct
21
2015

Coldwater (MI) Hires Consultants for Fire Apparatus

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Coldwater agreed to hire a consulting firm to evaluate its fire apparatus and give an opinion of what it needs to do for the future, after a recommendation from Coldwater Fire Chief Rich Sherman Monday night. “All but one of our apparatus is over 18 years of age,” Sherman said. “As we move forward and experience growth, we want
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Oct
20
2015

POLICE OFFICER SERIOUS AFTER CRASH WITH CANADIAN TOWER LADDER

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A police officer was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a collision between a police cruiser and a Cambridge fire truck on Morrison Road before 5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Police say that Morrison Road will be closed for several hours at Dundas Street South as they continue to investigate the scene.
Oct
20
2015

FATAL APPARATUS CRASH IN FLORIDA

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A driver died Tuesday after crossing into the path of an oncoming fire truck responding to an emergency, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash took place at about 2:27 p.m., the FHP said. A 2012 Lincoln MKZ sedan was headed south on U.S. 301, south of W Franklin Road. Hillsborough Fire Rescue engine
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Oct
19
2015

DETROIT RIG STRUCK BY DUI DRIVER

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Oct
16
2015

FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AND 14 DEAD IN FIRE APPARATUS CRASH IN HONDURAS

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At least 14 people died and 15 were injured when a bus and a fire truck collided in northern Honduras. A first responder speaking on the radio said that 10 people died at the scene of the accident and another four passed away while being treated at a hospital. The accident occurred on a highway in
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Oct
14
2015

FIREFIGHTERS (BELTED IN) INVOLVED IN RESPONDING CRASH IMMEDIATELY HELP OTHER VICTIMS

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Firefighter Tim Pastore stepped back for a moment on Thursday after seeing the damage to the fire engine he was driving nearly a week earlier that collided head on with a passenger car. “I don’t remember it being this bad,” he said as he assessed the pumper’s wreckage. He doesn’t recall the extremity of the
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Oct
14
2015

RESPONDING CHIEF CRASH IN TN

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Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday that they plan to ticket a woman who allegedly pulled in front of Langhorne-Middletown Fire Company Chief Frank Farry and caused him to crash Monday afternoon. The 22-year-old Langhorne resident allegedly pulled her 2001 Honda Civic out of Flowers Avenue onto Pine Street (Route 413) in Langhorne Borough as Farry,
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