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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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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Nov
5
2014

FATAL APPARATUS CRASH IN OHIo

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Bad crash out of Ohio this morning–fire companies were operating on the Ohio Turnpike near Youngstown earlier today. Initial reports are that a tractor trailer that was carrying cars was involved-lost control, crashing into or near the apparatus. Apparently the car hauler crashed and lost some cars-impacting the Cardinal Joint Fire District apparatus already operating
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Nov
3
2014

ALMOST 200 BUFFALO FFS SUE OVER SIREN NOISE

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There are few things more synonymous with firefighting than the loud, anxiety-inducing siren of an approaching fire engine. But are those ubiquitous sirens also damaging the hearing of the men and women who ride the trucks? More than 190 Buffalo firefighters think so, and have filed suit seeking damages for their injuries. The suits, which
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Nov
3
2014

PIERCE APPARATUS RECALL ALERT

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Pierce Manufacturing is recalling 135 fire trucks in the U.S. because a suspension part can fail and cause a wheel to fall off. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted on its website this weekend that the recall covers Pierce Arrow fire trucks from the 2010 and 2011 model years. The trucks
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Nov
2
2014

APPARATUS CRASH IN OVERLAND PARK, KS

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Injuries were reported when an Overland Park fire truck collided with a car Saturday afternoon. The crash happened in the intersection at 119th Street and Antioch Road about 3:45 p.m. The fire department said the fire truck was responding to a call when the wreck happened. Overland Park police said two firefighters and two people
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Nov
2
2014

Situational Awareness for Operating Fire Apparatus by Bob Vaccaro

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Original post found at: http://www.firefighternation.com/article/vehicle-operation-and-apparatus/situational-awareness-operating-fire-apparatus#comments It seems that no matter where you look in the various fire service publications today, the term “situational awareness” has taken over as the new buzzword. At some time in our fire service careers all of us have probably been guilty of not being totally involved in what is going
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Nov
1
2014

APPARATUS TOTALLED IN MO AFTER STRIKING DEER

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A firefighter with the Logan-Rogersville Fire Department escaped injury early Friday, after his fire truck rolled over while trying to avoid hitting a deer. Logan-Rogersville fire chief Richard Stirts tells KOLR10 News the firefighter was headed to a fire at the Buena Vista Ranch from Fire Station 4 on Highway B when a deer jumped
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Nov
1
2014

APPARATUS CRASH IN CLARK CO. NV – 4 INJURED

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Four people were taken to University Medical Center after a Clark County Fire and Rescue vehicle and an SUV collided Friday morning near Blue Diamond Road and Durango Drive, according to Nevada Highway Patrol. The paramedics vehicle had its lights and was responding to a call at the time, according to NHP. As it was
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Oct
31
2014

POWER LINES FALL ON NY AERIAL – TRAPPING DRIVER

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A firefighter was trapped in the cab of a ladder truck when a live power line fell on it during a house fire Wednesday morning. LoHud.com reported that crews from New York State Electric and Gas responded to remove the wire. The firefighter was not injured. “The electric service to the building fell down right on
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Oct
29
2014

CLAIMS FILED AGAINST CITY OF PASADENA IN DOUBLE APPARATUS CRASH

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Two people injured when a Monterey Park fire engine collided with an Alhambra fire ladder truck have filed a pair of damage claims against the city of Pasadena. Kenneth Thai, 52, lost most of his right leg when Monterey Park’s engine ricocheted off Alhambra’s truck and pushed him into Lu Dumpling House. The heavy vehicle
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Oct
23
2014

MAN DIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY HOSE IN TOLEDO

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A Toledo man who was struck by a hose that came loose from a passing fire engine died today in Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. A ruling on the cause of death is pending test results and a review of hospital records, said Dr. James Patrick, Lucas County Coroner. “The trauma he had was not
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Oct
23
2014

3 KILLED IN WVA APPARATUS CRASH

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The West Virginia State Police has identified the three victims of a Tuesday night accident involving a fire engine in Barbour County. Joseph Kuzinar, 75, Linda Diane Kuzinar, 65, and Jessica L. Paczek, 38, all from Morgantown, were travelling in a 2010 Honda CR-V and attempted to pull out onto U.S. Route 250 from 4-H
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Oct
22
2014

UPDATE: DETROIT FF JUMPED FROM TOWER LADDER BUCKET

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A Detroit firefighter was knocked unconscious this morning after he jumped from a 40-foot-high aerial ladder bucket as part of the Fisher Body plant collapsed, authorities say. Arson investigators are on the scene as the fire continues to burn on the second floor of the large, vacant industrial building at Harper and Hastings, northwest of
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Oct
22
2014

DETRIOT FF INJURED – FALL FROM TOWER LADDER BUCKET

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A firefighter has been injured on the job on Detroit’s east side. The fire crew was battling a blaze at the old Fisher Body plant at Harper and Piquette. The view from SkyFOX showed a firefighter up in the ladder bucket around 8 a.m. Wednesday when part of the building began to collapse. That’s when
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Oct
20
2014

CRASH KILLS FIRE CHIEF/POLICE OFFICER RESPONDING TO HOUSE FIRE IN ALTON, IL

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An Alton police officer who is also a firefighter died after a crash on Monday.  Eddie Johnson Jr., 45, was on his way to a house fire six miles west of Alton when he lost control, went off the left side of the highway, hit a driveway approach, and rolled his police cruiser several times. 
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Oct
20
2014

HOSE FALLS OFF TOLEDO ENGINE COMPANY – STRIKING BICYCLIST AND CARS

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One person was hurt when a Toledo Fire truck lost a hose while driving on an emergency run. The 150 foot attack hose somehow became loose and struck three cars and a bicyclist 4:30pm on Hawley near Indiana. Fire officials say Engine 9 was rushing to a house fire with its lights and sirens on
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Oct
20
2014

Here’s A Ridiculous Study Of Two Countries As Told In Fire Trucks

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Though they may look identical in every way and no way at all whatsoever, Germany and Canada are in fact VERY different countries. Don’t believe me? Okay first, that’s weird, they are definitely not the same place, but second, here’s how their respective fire departments respond to obstacles in their path. The top video is
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Oct
20
2014

WACK JOB STEALS AMBULANCE IN LA – ENGINE COMPANY PURSUES

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A man undergoing treatment for hallucination inside a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance in downtown Los Angeles stole the emergency vehicle Sunday night, forcing two firefighter paramedics to jump out and an engine company to pursue. The firefighters were treating a patient at about 7 p.m. at Alameda and 3rd streets, when he pulled out
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Oct
19
2014

RECALL AFTER FATAL LODD MONTANA FIRE APPARATUS CRASH KILLS 6

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A new recall is issued by the maker of the fire apparatus chassis involved in that June crash that killed a Montana Fire Chief and a family of five. The recall of the double Cardan front drive shaft comes from Navistar which manufactures the International 4800 apparatus involved in the crash in June. The recall
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Oct
16
2014

ENGINE VS. AMBULANCE CRASH IN MOCO, MD

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A Montgomery County fire truck and ambulance crashed into each other while responding to a hazardous materials situation in Rockville, Maryland Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred at Parkland Drive and Aspen Hill Road in Rockville Several people were injured, though no other information was available. The road is closed during the investigation.
Oct
16
2014

PINK HEELS TRUCK FLIPS IN TX

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Victoria’s pink firetruck, Debbie, is a little shaken up after a minor wreck Tuesday evening, but is eager to get back on the road. Debbie was heading out of Port Lavaca toward the Victoria Chick-fil-A to help students on the Victoria East and West high school swim teams raise awareness about breast cancer. The teams
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Oct
6
2014

CA AERIAL LADDER INTO POWER LINES DURING DAILY CHECKS

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SYNOPSIS On the morning of Sunday October 5, 2014, the Operator of Tuck 16, standing on the turntable, was preforming his morning readiness check of the aerial and during his check the ladder was rotated to the right, and extended over the power lines that are in adjacent lot north of the fire station.  The
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Oct
6
2014

CFD investigates after official vehicle parked in handicapped spot at Trader Joe’s

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The Chicago Fire Department is investigating after a department vehicle was parked in a handicap spot at a North Side grocery store. According to other shoppers at Trader Joe’s, the fire official driving the truck was picking up two bags of groceries at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in Lakeview. “The Chicago Fire Department does not conduce
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Oct
6
2014

FFS AND COPS DRIVING MORE DISTRACTED THAN EVER

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Distracted drivers of emergency vehicles were to blame in collisions that killed three Southland residents and injured about 140 others in California over the last two years, according to a state database and local reporting. These drivers of police cars, fire trucks and ambulances caused at least 180 traffic collisions in the state last year
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Oct
6
2014

MD TILLER CATCHES FIRE

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A fire truck responding to a fire in downtown Silver Spring Monday afternoon caught on fire, Montgomery County Fire said. The fire truck was responding to a one-alarm fire in the 8200 block of Georgia Avenue, authorities said. No injuries have been reported, Montgomery County Fire said.
Oct
5
2014

RESPONDING APPARATUS CRASH IN DELAWARE

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A Delaware fire truck crashed on the way to a large barn fire in Leipsic, Kent County. The fire broke out at approximately 0430 hrs today on the 1800 block of East Denney’s Road. Several tanker trucks carrying water were called to the scene due to a lack of fire hydrants in the area. The
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Oct
4
2014

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY FDNY LADDER

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A woman was injured when she was hit by an FDNY fire truck Friday. The 86-year-old was walking in Midwood Friday afternoon when Ladder 156 hit her, 7Online.com reported. Ladder 156 was headed to a fire with its lights and sirens at the time of the incident, according to 7Online.com. The woman was transported to
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Oct
1
2014

FDNY APPARATUS STRUCK – NO MEMBERS INJURED

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This incident occurred last night on the Cross Bronx Expressway. While operating at an accident scene out rig was struck. All members(except for the LCC) had dismounted the rig and were assisting EMS and PD at a minor accident when this occurred. The LCC was belted and not injured. The car never hit it’s brakes(no
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Sep
30
2014

FIRE APPARATUS GOES THROUGH BRIDGE – INJURES KY FFs

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Two Martin County firefighters believe they are lucky to be alive after the fire truck they were riding in fell through a bridge and into a creek. Members of the Warfield Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire early Monday morning in the Pilgrim community, about 10 miles south of Warfield. Rhonda Estepp and
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Sep
29
2014

Manhattan Storefront Shatters When FDNY Truck Tire Blows

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A tire from an FDNY truck blew suddenly Monday afternoon, and the pressure from the tire shattered a nearby storefront window on the Lower East Side, injuring several bystanders, officials say. The truck was in front of 160 Delancy St. when something caused the tire to blow, fire officials on the scene said. The pressure from
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Sep
21
2014

APPARATUS CRASH IN TX

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A three vehicle accident Friday evening, involving a fire truck, sent three people to the hospital, and closed down a Denison intersection for a time. Troopers say a Denison fire engine was on an emergency call, headed west on FM 691 through the intersection, when it was hit by a white Tahoe headed south on
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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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Sep
4
2014

2 WHEELS FALL OFF MOVING RIG IN AUSTRAILIA

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FIREFIGHTERS have miraculously escaped injury after two wheels on their truck fell off as they drove along a highway in northern Victoria. The truck, which had been used in a training exercise in Shepparton, was travelling back to Melbourne on the Goulburn Valley Highway. Two of the back wheels fell off about 2pm near Kialla
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Sep
2
2014

FF FALLS FROM MOVING RIG IN NJ

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A Warren County volunteer firefighter was rushed this morning to the hospital after he fell from a moving firetruck, authorities said. Belvidere‘s Goodwill Fire Company No. 1 was responding to a fire alarm when Joseph Peters tumbled out of the truck along Water Street in White Township, according to New Jersey State Police. The 28-year-old Peters
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Aug
30
2014

EX-FF ARRESTED FOR TAKING APPARATUS TO FIRE CALLS

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A former firefighter is facing charges for showing up at a fire, but it seems there’s more to the story. Officials say last month, 37-year-old Kyle Norden went to the Hartford Fire Department, put on firefighting gear, and drove off in a fire truck. We’re told that after driving around in the truck, Norden showed
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Aug
30
2014

FIREFIGHTER BEATEN BY CROWDS AFTER APPARATUS RUNS INTO CIVILIANS, KILLING 1 CIVILIAN AND SERIOUSLY INJURING OTHERS-THE PHILIPPINES

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A man was killed and 13 others were injured today after a fire truck hit pedestrians in Manila, Philippines. The fire truck reportedly lost its brakes and rammed through pedestrians along Angel Linao Street in Paco, Manila, this afternoon. The fire apparatus driver immediately fled the area after the accident. The injured pedestrians were rushed to the
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Aug
29
2014

FIREFIGHTER SERIOUSLY INJURED AS FIRE APPARATUS OVERTURNS DURING WATER SHUTTLE IN WEST VIRGINIA

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Firefighter with the Milton (WV) Volunteer Fire Department received serious injuries this afternoon when his fire truck overturned. Cabell County 911 received word of the crash at 1:57 p.m. Friday. It occurred in the 1800 block of Glenwood Road near Milton. Authorities believe the truck and its lone occupant were returning to the scene of
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Aug
25
2014

KY APPARATUS FALLS INTO SINK HOLE

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The tables were turned for local firefighters Sunday who had to have their truck rescued after an accident. Officials say a Summersville Fire Department truck pulled into a parking lot to turn around during a funeral procession in Greensburg, Kentucky. When the truck made the turn, it fell through the basement of an auto parts
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Aug
23
2014

APPARATUS ROLLOVER IN MO – FFs INJURED

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A red fire engine overturned this afternoon just north of Springfield city limit. Two people who were inside the Ebenezer Fire truck suffered minor injuries, said Heath Dalton, assistant fire chief. A third person in the truck was not injured, Dalton said. No other vehicles were involved. Dalton said the truck and crew were returning
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Aug
23
2014

FL ENGINE SLIDES OFF THE ROAD

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Fire Rescue and other county departments began working at 7:30 a.m. Thursday to make a clay shoulder around the truck so it could be towed, Walters said. Muck trucks and dump trucks went back and forth on the road at a slow pace so they wouldn’t also fall off the road. Walters said the workers
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Aug
23
2014

KY FF SUFFERED BURNS OVER 50% OF HIS BODY IN AERIAL MISHAP

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Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an “ice bucket challenge.” Campbellsville Fire Capt. Tony Grider was in critical condition in the University of Louisville Medical Center’s burn unit Friday afternoon, a hospital spokesman said. Simon Quinn was in fair condition
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Aug
22
2014

BROKEN DRIVE SHAFT STRANDS PHILLY ENGINE

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While en route to a service call Friday, the drive shaft of a Philadelphia fire truck broke off, stranding firefighters and the truck for several hours. Philadelphia fire truck Engine 69, based in the 8200 block of Tinicum Avenue, was responding to a call at about 9:30 a.m. Friday. While driving, the drive shaft of
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Aug
22
2014

KENTUCKY FIRE CAPTAIN REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER TOWER LADDER ELECTRIC SHOCK INCIDENT

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Campbellsville (KY) FD Capt. Tony Grider, 41, remains in critical condition this morning at the University of Louisville Hospital. Firefighter Simon A. Quinn, 22, is now reported to be stable. As you know, Captain Grider and Quinn were rushed to the hospital Thursday afternoon after being seriously injured when electricity from a high-voltage line arced
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Aug
21
2014

Details: FD Capt Critical-Elec Shock

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As you know, 4 Firefighters with the Campbellsville (Taylor County, KY) FD were shocked with one being critical, while helping the Campbellsville University marching band with an ALS ice “bucket” challenge this morning. 2 of the injured firefighters are being treated at and will be released from a Campbellsville hospital today. The other two firefighters
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Aug
21
2014

4 KY FFs SHOCKED, 1 CRITICAL DURING COLD WATER CHALLENGE

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Earlier today, up to four Kentucky Firefighters were injured, with one in very critical condition after their tower ladder came in contact with power lines. Initial reports are that the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department (located an hour and a half south of Louisville) was on campus at Campbellsville University – doing a community related detail –
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Aug
20
2014

NHTSA TO INVESTIGATE AERIAL FAILURES

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U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall of 156 fire trucks last year was enough to fix a problem with aerial ladders that can unexpectedly fall. The probe covers trucks from the 2000 to 2012 model years made by Ohio-based Sutphen Corp. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says two ladders fell after the
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Aug
19
2014

FIRE CHIEF IN GA RELIEVED OF COMMAND OVER LADDER TRUCK FAILURE

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Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell has been relieved of command over fire services but will retain his post as Emergency Management Agency director following a mishap with a fire truck last month that injured three firefighters. Jeff Hood has been named interim fire chief. During a training exercise in July, firefighters TJ Elliott, Stephen Jackson
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Aug
17
2014

Fire Truck, NJ Transit Bus Involved In Camden Car Accident

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A car crashed into a fire truck then a New Jersey Transit Bus in Camden Saturday night. This happened just after 9 p.m. at Broadway and Ferry Avenue in Camden County. There were 10 total people on board the bus at the time of the accident who all suffered injuries, none believed to be serious.
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Aug
16
2014

MOTORCYCLIST CRITICAL AFTER CRASH WITH APPARATUS IN PA

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A Berks County man was thrown from his motorcycle early Friday when it collided with a firetruck on Old Route 100 and was hospitalized in critical condition. Jarad Kulp, 31, of Bechtelsville was flown by helicopter to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest after the 12:30 a.m. accident near Robin Hill Road in Washington Township, Berks County.
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Aug
15
2014

NEBRASKA FIREFIGHTER LODD CRASH WHILE RESPONDING POSSIBLE MEDICAL EVENT

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A Fairbury (NE) Firefighter has died in the Line if Duty three days after suffering injuries when his pickup struck a tree. 56-year-old Darrell Parker died yesterday after being injured in the Sunday crash. Parker was on his way to the Fairbury Rural Fire Department to for a fire call in the county when his pickup
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Aug
13
2014

SC APPARATUS/LOG TRUCK COLLIDE – THEN STRIKES HOUSE

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One person has been taken to a hospital after a fire truck struck a house in Florence County. The Howe Springs Fire Department was responding to a crash on Highway 52, Billy Dillon, with the confirmed, when the fire truck collided with a log truck on the bend of Howe Springs Road. When the crash
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Aug
13
2014

UPDATE-Apparatus Crash Kills 6 Including Fire Chief

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A mechanical failure in the front drive train of that 2002 International fire apparatus was determined to be the cause of a June 19 crash that left 6 people dead near Helena, Montana. Shortly after 2100, the apparatus, driven by Three Forks Fire Chief Todd Rummel, was traveling east at about 55 mph on Highway
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