Aug
29
2015

CRASH TRUCK ROLLOVER IN MILWAUKEE

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Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport briefly stopped flights Friday morning after an incident during a training exercise. Airport officials said incoming and outgoing flights were halted for about 30 minutes after an emergency services truck overturned. WISN 12 News crews observed what appeared to be a fire truck turned over on its side near runway 19.
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Aug
26
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN TX

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A Lamesa woman sustained what were believed to be minor injuries and a city fire truck was damaged in a collision Monday afternoon a few miles south of Lamesa on State Highway 349. Nora Hernandez, age 27, was taken by ambulance to Medical Arts Hospital following the collision which occurred about 12:26 p.m., according to
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Aug
24
2015

Apparatus Architects: 2015 Fire Apparatus Manufacturers Roundtable

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Download this Podcast »  Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur hosted a panel discussion with several manufacturers at Firehouse Expo in July. Panelists included Jason Witmier, aerial product manager for KME Fire Apparatus; Rich Holzman, product manager for Spartarn ERV; and Brian Bashista, vice president of sales for Atlantic Emergency Solutions (Pierce). The discussion starts with the status of the
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Aug
24
2015

Lone Survivor Holds Clues to Wash. Fatal Fire Truck Wreck

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U.S. Forest Service officials said Sunday they don’t yet know why three firefighters were killed and a fourth critically injured last week after they were involved in a vehicle accident while battling a blaze on a hillside near Twisp in Okanogan County. John Phipps, a Forest Service official leading the agency’s investigation, said officials began
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Aug
22
2015

FL CHIEFS TRUCK STRIKES PATIENT AT SCENE

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Internal e-mails from Collier EMS say a patient on the ground was run over by the Immokalee Fire Chief’s truck. There were a total of 5 accounts written about what happened on August 14th, 2015 at 12:42pm. The crews were working a single car accident along SR 82 and Corkscrew. There were five people inside
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Aug
21
2015

TX POLICE OFFICER REAR ENDS FIRE TRUCK

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A Lufkin Police officer unable to control his car in rainy conditions, will be written-up by the department after he struck the rear of a fire truck that was responding to a car accident. According to Lufkin Police Chief Gerald Williamson, the fire truck had slowed down as it approached the accident scene to avoid debris
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Aug
21
2015

FATAL FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDING CRASH TODAY IN MARYLAND

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One civilian and her dog died in a serious crash in Baltimore County late this afternoon that involved a responding Baltimore County FD EMS unit.The collision involved a passenger car and that Baltimore County EMS vehicle. Doris Scott, 59, died and so did a small dog in the car with her. A Suburban used by the Baltimore
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Aug
21
2015

Separate From The LODD’s: FIRE APPARATUS DESTROYED IN WASHINGTON STATE

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The fire was in a wheat field near Gish Road, Lewis County officials said, but it was near a large, 10,000-pound propane tank on a chicken farm. Donna Sauer says she saw dense, black smoke when she looked out her front yard Wednesday. She immediately started packing up her animals and getting ready to go.
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Aug
20
2015

LODD: PORTUGUESE FF KILLED IN CRASH

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A Portuguese FF died today due to injuries sustained when his fire truck overturned Wednesday in the region of Cascais, Portugal. FF José Moreira, 41 years old, was transferred to a hospital in the city of Lisboa, but did not resist. Other FF sustained non-life threating injuries. The crew was responding to a fire in
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Aug
20
2015

LODD: CRASH CAUSED 3 FFs TO BE TRAPPED BY FIRE IN WA

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Officials say three Washington firefighters died after their vehicle crashed during a wildfire and flames likely overtook them. The three were killed Wednesday and four others were injured, at least one critically, as raging wildfires advanced on towns in north-central Washington. National Forest officials said late Wednesday that Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers reported that
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Aug
19
2015

VIDEO OF 4 ANGLES OF MIAMI APPARATUS CRASH

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Video has been release that shows four angles of the ambulance vs. fire apparatus crash that occurred in Miami, Florida last week. The three new angles reveal how the pumper that was responding rolled over and struck another vehicle, and also how the force of the impact caused the entire fire truck body to shift prior to rolling.
Aug
19
2015

2 INJURED IN ALABAMA FIRE APPARATUS CRASH

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Two people were sent to the hospital after multiple vehicles, included a Birmingham fire truck, wrecked in Pratt City. It happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of U.S. 78/Forestdale Blvd. and Tribly St. As the fire truck was turning, another car made a turn at the intersection and struck the truck. Moments after that, another car
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Aug
15
2015

APPARATUS WOES IN PHILLY

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The Philadelphia medic noticed smoke rising from the engine just as he steered his ambulance off I-95. He and his partner were on their way to a medical emergency when their ambulance began to smoke. Then, a bang – a “loud explosion,” the medic remembered. They pulled over and scrambled from their seats as the
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Aug
12
2015

On Video-Miami Apparatus vs Apparatus Crash

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Here is a surveillance camera video from this weeks violent apparatus vs apparatus crash in Miami, Florida. The intersection crash injured numerous Firefighters and civilians. As you will see, the rescue ambulance (transporting) crosses the intersection without stopping for the red traffic signal-and strikes the side of the responding engine company, going on a separate
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Aug
12
2015

Fire Apparatus Tire Blowouts, Case Studies and Causes, Part 1

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Original Post found at: http://www.fireapparatusmagazine.com/articles/2015/08/fire-apparatus-tire-blowouts-case-studies-and-causes-part-1.html?cmpid=EnlApparatusAugust122015&eid=288344832&bid=1149989 While many may think that the catastrophic failure of a tire is a rare event, they are actually much more common than we might think. The fire apparatus operator must be trained and prepared to handle the sudden and violent loss of control associated with a tire blowout. Failure to train our drivers
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Aug
12
2015

Family-Run Sutphen Corp Marks 125 Years of Making Fire Apparatus

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For 125 years, the family-run Sutphen Corp. has made fire trucks and other equipment used to battle fires. Sutphen Corp. has remained in the family through generations of technological upheaval and escalating prices. Almost everything has changed except for the name. Even the colors have evolved. Instead of just “fire-engine red,” buyers can now choose from hundreds of shades of red,
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Aug
12
2015

OK CITY RIG COLLIDES WITH BUS

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First responders are on the scene of a crash involving a city bus and a fire engine on the northwest side of the metro. Emergency crews were called out to the scene near NW 23rd St. and N. Meridian Ave., just after 11 a.m. The cause of the crash has not yet been determined. EMSA was
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Aug
12
2015

UPDATE: MIAMI APPARATUS CRASH – VIDEOS!

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Firefighters ended up in the hospital after a fire truck and a rescue ambulance collided in Miami Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said they crashed near Northwest 12th Ave and 14th Street. Firefighters said their fire engine, from nearby station 5, was heading North on 12th avenue responding to a fire, when it crashed into the fire
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Aug
11
2015

APPARATUS ROLLOVER CRASH – IL

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The Zeigler Fire Department says a fire truck was involved in a rollover crash on Tuesday morning, Aug. 11 while responding to a fire. They say all six firefighters on board were taken to an area hospital. According to the fire department, the truck captain was pinned until crews could arrive to remove her. She was
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Aug
11
2015

ENGINE vs. AMBULANCE RESPONDING CRASH IN MIAMI FL – 12 INJURED

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Rescue crews rushed firefighters to the hospital after a fire truck and a rescue ambulance collided in Miami Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said they crashed near 12th Ave and 13th Street. Firefighters say their fire engine  from nearby station 5 was heading North on 12th avenue responding to a fire, when it crashed into the fire rescue
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Aug
10
2015

APPARATUS STRUCK BY DRUNK IN ROCHESTER, NY

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A Rochester fire truck was struck by a drunk driver early this morning on Lake Avenue. Police say the truck was driving south on Lake Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. Monday when the speeding car struck the fire truck from behind, then another car. The driver of the car faces DWI charges.  No one was
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Aug
10
2015

BRUSH TRUCK ROLLOVER RESPONDING IN WA

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A fire truck was involved in a rollover accident while responding to a brush fire in rural Douglas County on Friday evening. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal said the brush truck, a Ford F550, went off the road, struck a boulder and then rolled completely over. Two firefighters inside suffered minor injuries and were treated
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Aug
9
2015

FF ESCAPES BURNING TANKER IN CA

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A firefighter is lucky to be alive after his truck was destroyed by a grass fire just outside the city of Chowchilla. The now-contained fire happened just after 2 p.m. Saturday near Road 16 and Avenue 24. The fire quickly grew out of control, engulfing five acres and a water tender in its path. “The
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Aug
4
2015

California best man hit, killed by speeding fire truck on way to brother’s wedding rehearsal dinner

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A California best man on his way to his brother’s wedding rehearsal dinner was killed when a firetruck slammed into his car. Eric Stein, driving with his wife Ksenia, was just a turn away from the Agoura Hills event venue when he was struck Friday night. His family, gathered at the venue for dinner the
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Aug
4
2015

FDNY FF SUE AFTER THUMB INJURIES FROM NEW RIGS

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Five firefighters have crushed their thumbs in the doors of the FDNY’s brand new firetrucks within six months of each other and are suing or plan to sue the city over what they call a faulty door design. The Bravest — Christopher Wilson, Anthony Delgado, Daniel Haase, Scott Hernandez and Patrice Casimir — say the
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Aug
2
2015

3 INJURED IN MD APPARATUS CRASH

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Three people were taken to the hospital after a firetruck was hit by a vehicle in Churchton on its way to a call Saturday afternoon, according to the county fire department. Around 3:45 p.m., a firetruck from the Shady Side station responding to a call had an accident with another vehicle in the area of
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Aug
1
2015

FROM FUEL TANKER TO FIRE TRUCK

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A massive piece of military surplus has turned into priceless gear for local firefighters. The Raymondville Fire Department’s 6,000-gallon tanker, once a military truck used to haul jet fuel, now carries water to fires across the department’s 780-square-mile area. “It’s like the big gun,” Raymondville Fire Chief Oscar Gutierrez said. “When it shows up, everybody’s
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Aug
1
2015

FATAL APPARATUS CRASH IN LOS ANGELES

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A 70-year-old man was killed Friday and a second person was injured in a two-vehicle collision in Agoura Hills involving a Los Angeles County Fire Department vehicle. The collision occurred about 5 p.m. on Mulholland Highway near Kanan Dume Road, according to a county fire department dispatcher. The vehicle that collided with the fire department
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Jul
31
2015

FIRE APPARATUS CRASH: $15 MILLION SETTLEMENT-22 CLAIMS FILED

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A 53-year-old father who lost his right leg after a crash sent a fire truck careening into a restaurant last year is poised to receive a $15 million settlement from Alhambra and Monterey Park, according to court documents. As Kenneth Thai of Monterey Park waited to cross an intersection on April 16, 2014, an Alhambra
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Jul
30
2015

THE MAN BEHIND THE FIRST AERIAL

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Original article posted at: http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-products/fire-apparatus/articles/3017014-The-man-behind-firefightings-first-aerial-truck/?utm_source=3016196&utm_medium=email&utm_content=TopNewsMainTitle&utm_campaign=FR1FireApparatus&nlid=3016196 By Robert Avsec Firefighters by their nature have had a knack for inventing tools for the job. And more often than not, the impetus for a creation is the lack of the right tools for the job, or the one available wasn’t good enough. Some firefighters develop new tools like the
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Jul
30
2015

‘Rolling the dice:’ Detroit routinely sends dangerously defective rigs to fires

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Part 1 of an ongoing series about the city’s defective fleet of rigs, poor management and shoddy maintenance.  Detroit firefighters were racing to a reported house blaze in an outdated fire engine on a recent Sunday afternoon when they heard a loud thud. Behind them was the rig’s gas tank, ruptured and spewing fuel onto
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Jul
30
2015

10 INJURED IN YONKERS ENGINE/BUS COLLISION

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Ten people were injured after a fire engine collided with a casino shuttle bus Wednesday evening. Yonkers fire engine 313 crashed into the driver’s side of an Empire City Casino bus around 6 p.m. at the intersection of Kimball and Yonkers avenues. Firefighters from station 13, just a few hundred feet from the intersection, were responding to a fire alarm at 41 Maple Place when
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Jul
27
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN FLORIDA SENDS 8 TO HOSPITAL

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Eight people were injured in a crash involving a Brevard County Fire Rescue truck and a car Friday night, Brevard County officials said. The crash happened just before 10:30 p.m. on Stadium Parkway and Viera Boulevard in Melbourne. Two of the people injured were firefighters, officials said. The firefighters and four other patients were taken
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Jul
26
2015

3 FFs EJECTED, 1 CIVILIAN DEAD IN TX APPARATUS CRASH

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Three firefighters were injured Sunday morning in a collision that left an 18-wheeler and an Irving fire truck on their sides. Emergency crews were called to Highway 183 near Beltline Road for an emergency involving a drunk driver. The 18-wheeler slammed into the fire truck, flipping both rigs, according to NBCDFW.com. The firefighters were ejected
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Jul
25
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN WI

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A driver was hospitalized Friday morning with injuries that weren’t life-threatening after a crash with a La Crosse firetruck. Firefighters were responding to calls at 4135 and 4245 Fairway St. about 9 a.m., and the firetruck was operating with lights and sirens southbound on Hwy. 35 when a white pickup truck drove into the path
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Jul
24
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN NEW ZEALAND

Nine fire trucks and more than 30 firefighters attended the fire at Adelaide Road, in Berhampore, on Friday morning which started in one house at about 9am and spread to a neighbouring property. A woman had to be extracted from her car after the collision with the fire truck on the corner of Owen and
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Jul
23
2015

UPDATE: OSCEOLA CO. FL APPARATUS STRUCK BY SEMI

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  Rescue workers are calling it a “close call” in Osceola County when a semi-truck smashed into a fire truck on the side of the turnpike last Saturday (PHOTO/Staff Sandra Osborne). By Sandra Osborne, Anchor/Reporter Last Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 4:55 PM Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on google Share on email
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Jul
23
2015

Climb to Honor. Climb to Remember. National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters

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Whenever there’s a call for help our nation’s firefighters respond without hesitation to save the lives of others. They are our local heroes. On Saturday, October 10, you can be a hero to the fire service and the survivors of our fallen firefighters. Register now for the National Stair Climb at Citi Field. The stair
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Jul
22
2015

NJ FIRE APPARATUS CRASH

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A Collings Lakes Fire Department engine was struck by a vehicle Tuesday afternoon along Route 54 in Buena Borough, State Police said. The accident occurred at about 1:15 p.m., authorities said. A pickup truck with a mechanical failure swerved and struck the fire truck, which was parked near the roadway by a fire hydrant at
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Jul
18
2015

APPARATUS ROLLOVER IN KUALA LUMPUR

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A firefighter sustained minor injuries after the fire engine he was traveling in overturned near Desa Tun Razak, this morning. During the 5.20am incident, the fire engine from Bandar Tun Razak fire station was rushing to an emergency fire location when it crashed into a road sign at a traffic light junction before the vehicle
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Jul
14
2015

RALEIGH FIRE TRUCK CRASH – 4 INJURED

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A Raleigh Fire Department ladder truck was involved in a crash on Glenwood Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road early Tuesday evening. Eyewitnesses told ABC11 that it sounded like the fire truck was responding to a call when the the truck and a passenger car collided just after 7 p.m. They described a woman and two
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Jul
13
2015

5 US FOREST SERVICE FFs INJURED IN ROLLOVER CRASH

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Action News is learning new information about five U.S. Forest Service firefighters and a sixth person injured in a rollover crash near Clovis. The California Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 7:30 Sunday morning on Highway 168 between Shepherd and Academy avenues. Firefighters Derek Soden, 29, of Mariposa, and Lee Sands, 37, of Groveland,
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Jul
11
2015

ANALYSIS OF EMERGENCY VEHICLE CRASHES IN ONE FL COUNTY

In 2013, two unborn babies were killed in crashes caused by distracted Southwest Florida emergency responders. Last summer, a 15-year-old Lee County boy riding his bicycle to school was hit and killed by a deputy who investigators later said was distracted by his in-car computer – accusations the deputy denies. Using four years of state
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Jul
10
2015

Chinese City Gets Two-Headed Fire Truck, Reminds People of the 1999 Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire

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A rather peculiar creature has been seen recently on the streets of Nanjing, capital of south China’s Jiangsu province, a two-headed fire truck that is able to drive each way as if it’s only one. The model has been seen before, only it’s on the other side of the world, right at the border between
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Jul
8
2015

CHIEF OFFICER CRASH IN HENRICO, VA

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Police are investigating a Wednesday morning crash between a Henrico Fire SUV and a mustang. The crash happened near the intersection of Charles City Road and Airport Road. Police have not yet released information about the conditions of the drivers.
Jul
8
2015

COME SEE EVR (MIKE AND TOM) AT THE KEYSTONE FIREFIGHTER CONFERENCE!

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KEYSTONE FIREFIGHTER CONFERENCE – THE OAKS, PA (King of Prussia) ·         August 6th-8th, 2015 ·         Greater Philly Expo Center ·         Internationally Known Instructors – REALISTIC-RELEVANT-CURRENT Topics! ·         Bobby Halton Keynote Address ·         Pride and Pride Polish Event ·         HUGE EXHIBIT FLOOR ·         Kerry Fraser Celebrity Hockey Tournament ·         www.KeystoneFirefighterConference.com
Jul
8
2015

OHIO FIRE APPARATUS ROLLOVER – FFs INJURED

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A fire truck overturned Tuesday afternoon, June 7, in Clermont County. It happened about 3:30 p.m. on State Route 222 near Half Hill Road in  Monroe Township. Local 12 was told a tow truck was sent to the scene and worked to right the truck. SR-222 was closed while officials worked on the truck. Firefighters on
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Jul
4
2015

2 FDNY EMS WORKERS SERIOUS AFTER CRASH

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2 EMS workers taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition after an ambulance accident in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday. The ambulance collided with an SUV just before 5:30 p.m at the intersection of Tillary and Adams Street as it was heading south off of the Brooklyn Bridge. The ambulance was responding to a motor vehicle
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Jun
29
2015

FATAL WRECK – TOWER LADDER REAR ENDED IN CANADA

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A man is dead after an Audi collided with the rear end of a fire truck in Toronto’s west-end on Sunday night. The incident happened just before 8 p.m. on the Highway 427 southbound ramp to Brown’s Line. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said OPP and Toronto Fire were investigating a collision in the area when
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Jun
24
2015

MOTORCYCLE/APPARATUS CRASH IN LA COUNTY – GO PRO VIDEO

GoPro video shows 24-year-old Jesse Lopez racing up Glendora Ridge Road on April 1 with another biker, when he came to a blind curve and crashed into the firetruck. His GoPro camera went flying off his helmet and captured him laying on the ground as it flew in the air. Lopez’s friend picked up the
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Jun
24
2015

PITTSBURGH ENGINE HITS BRIDGE ABUTMANT

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Two Pittsburgh firefighters were taken to a hospital Tuesday after their fire truck smashed into a support for the Brady Street bridge, reports triblive.com. The crash happened about 9 a.m. when a South Side Slopes fire crew was returning from a call for a disabled vehicle, Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said. The truck was heading
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Jun
23
2015

FORT WORTH ENGINE STRUCK BY DUI DRIVER

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A 24-year-old wrong-way driver is suspected of being drunk when he crashed into a Fort Worth fire truck Sunday, pushing the truck into a 180-degree spin, authorities said Monday. Firefighters from Fire Station 3 in Polytechnic Heights, responding to a medical call, were northbound in the 2300 block of Miller Avenue at 11:34 p.m. Sunday
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Jun
20
2015

Safe Water Tanker Operation is Still a Cultural Issue from FIREHOUSE.com

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Original post found at: http://www.firehouse.com/article/12072167/fire-department-water-tanker-apparatus-safety One of the very best things about the fire service as a whole is our respect, and in some cases reverence, for history and tradition. This sets us apart from many other trades and professions. While in most cases this is a commendable trait, in some cases it can also be
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Jun
20
2015

Innovative Rigs on The Street: San Diego’s Lifeguard Unit from FIREHOUSE.COM

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Original post found at: http://www.firehouse.com/article/12080978/innovative-fire-rescue-apparatus-san-diegos-lifeguard-rig-with-crane Among the more than 110,000 calls the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department responds to annually, there are typically 50 cliff rescues. People are attracted to the gorgeous beaches and impressive cliffs along the shoreline. Millions of people visit annually. Unfortunately, a few get into trouble and need help getting back to level
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Jun
19
2015

MI DEPT. TO ADD RUMBLER SIRENS TO RIGS

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Four people were hospitalized Wednesday evening after the ambulance they were riding in was involved in a crash in Holland and rolled onto its side. The driver of the pickup truck that struck the AMR ambulance at the intersection of US-31 and 32nd Street told authorities he didn’t see or hear the ambulance coming, even though is
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Jun
17
2015

2 FFs INJURED IN CA FIRE APPARATUS TRAINING ROLLOVER

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Two firefighters were injured Tuesday when a fire engine crashed during a training exercise in an Otay Mesa field, authorities reported. The brush engine from Station 29 rolled over twice before finally stopping on its side. The fire truck slipped of a dirt road on Otay Mountain during a training exercise Tuesday morning. Fire officials
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Jun
14
2015

BUFFALO NY RESPONDING APPARATUS CRASH

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Four people were injured when a vehicle struck a Buffalo Fire Department rescue truck late Saturday on the city’s near East Side, police and fire officials reported.Authorities say Rescue 1 was responding to a call with lights and sirens activated when it was struck by another vehicle at about 8 p.m. at Fillmore and East
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Jun
13
2015

FIRE APPARATUS RESPONDING / CIVILIAN VEHICLE CRASH IN TAMPA, FLORIDA

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The driver of a car was seriously injured Thursday night in a crash with a Tampa fire truck. the crash happened at Nebraska and Okaloosa avenues as the fire truck was heading north on Nebraska Avenue with its lights and siren on.  two other people in the car likely escaped injuries because the vehicle was
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Jun
11
2015

EVR VISITS INTERSCHULZ IN HANNOVER, GERMANY

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EVR has been spending the week at Interschulz this week in Hannover, Germany – the worlds largest fire exposition. Apparatus for the most case are VERY small compared to American Apparatus UNLESS its an airport crash truck – then its HUGE! NO LINES ARE PRECONNECTED UNLESS IT’S A BOOSTER LINE! – you can see the
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Jun
11
2015

TRUE MINI-PUMPER IN CHERRY GROVE – FIRE ISLAND, NY

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It wasn’t easy for Cherry Grove to get its first new fire engine in 37 years. At first, no company was interested in manufacturing a pint-size truck that could navigate the Fire Island community’s narrow boardwalks. A New Hyde Park company that sells and repairs fire trucks but had never built one ended up constructing
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Jun
11
2015

INDIANA RESPONDING QUINT CRASH

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A crash Monday afternoon involving a Burns Harbor Fire Department truck was caused by a second driver, according to police. A crash report released Tuesday by the Portage Police Department said Cindy Tully, 56, of Portage, was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo northbound on the Willocreek Road Bypass when she failed to maneuver a curve
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Jun
9
2015

INDIANA FIRE SUV T-BONED BY SEMI WHO RAN STOP SIGN

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No injuries Tuesday morning after a fire command vehicle was t-boned by a semi in St. Joseph County. This happened on Kern Road and State Road 331. Police tell our photographer a southbound semi disregarded the four-way stop at the intersection and t-boned a Penn Fire Command truck heading westbound on Kern. No one was
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Jun
8
2015

FL FF/MEDIC SUSPENDED FOR CELL PHONE USE WHILE DRIVING EMERGENT

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An Orange Co FL firefighter/paramedic was caught on camera racing to an emergency call while on his cellphone, 9 Investigates learned. It’s against county policy for all employees to use a cellphone while driving. Orange County firefighter Gary Stone nearly caused a crash that could’ve killed an innocent, unsuspecting driver, according to investigative reporter Daralene
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Jun
7
2015

FIREFIGHTERS INJURY FEDERAL LAWSUITS RE: TOWER LADDER FAILURE IN GEORGIA 2014

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The Hall County (Georgia) Firefighters severely injured during a July 22 2014 training incident have begun filing lawsuits in U.S. District Court for damages against the ladder truck manufacturer, Sutphen. Will Griffin, T.J. Elliott and Stephen Jackson fell 44 feet in a ladder truck during a training exercise at the Allen Creek Training Center. Elliott’s
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Jun
7
2015

2 LACoFD FIRE APPARATUS CRASHES

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Two people were hospitalized after one of three separate crashes — two involving L.A. County firetrucks and the third a sheriff’s deputy — along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on Saturday, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. The three crashes happened within a two-hour window beginning about 12:30 p.m., when officials say a fire engine
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Jun
6
2015

MAN WRECKS STOLEN CA FIRE ENGINE

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John Hayes Waddell Jr. had the ride of a lifetime, and he wasn’t going to give it up easily. Waddell, a 58-year-old transient who authorities said was behind the wheel of a stolen San Bernardino County Fire Department fire engine, left a trail of mayhem in his wake early Friday, June 5, before Redlands police
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Jun
6
2015

SMART INTERSECTIONS MAKE INDIANA FFs SAFER

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The city of Greenwood is getting a new state-of-the-art system to make the roads safer. The GPS system will change the lights at intersections as fire trucks and police cars come through. It’s called an Opticom system, which basically allows emergency vehicles and the traffic lights to communicate. And it’s being installed on all 37
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Jun
6
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN OMAHA

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A minivan and a Omaha Fire Department engine on its way to a call collided Friday in Millard, police said. No one was critically injured. As it drove east on Harrison Street, the engine, operated by Firefighter Darin Kelsey, 48, drove through the intersection at 132nd Street under a red traffic signal after other motorists
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Jun
3
2015

INDIANA BATTALION CHIEF STRUCK WHILE RESPONDING

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During the morning hours of 6-3-15 Battalion Chief 5 was struck while responding to a crash on the US 20 bypass east of Elm Road.  While making a U-Turn to get into the opposite lanes due to the direction of the crash the vehicle was struck by a motorcyclist who was not paying attention to
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Jun
1
2015

FIREFIGHTER CRITICALLY INJURED-LEG CAUGHT IN AERIAL LADDER

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A Kittery (Maine) Firefighter was seriously injured today at a working dwelling fire. The Firefighter’s foot was badly injured this morning when it caught in an aerial ladder that was being adjusted. The firefighter was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery on his toes and appears to be doing well. KTIYP’s.
Jun
1
2015

FIREFIGHTERS HURT IN CRASH WHILE RESPONDING TO A DROWNING CALL-ARIZONA

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Two Peoria (AZ) Fire Department firefighters were injured when a truck collided with their vehicle near 75th and Grand avenues last night. The firefighters were responding to a drowning call and were clearing the intersection with lights and sirens when a black truck went around traffic that had stopped for the firefighters and struck them
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May
28
2015

FIRE DEPARTMENT MOTORCYCLE CRASH WHILE RESPONDING (yeah-FD Motorcycle!)

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A Firefighter in South America suffered non-life-threatening injuries when his Fire Department motorcycle hit a car in Brasília, the capital city of Brazil, on Wednesday. The civilian car driver was not injured. The FF was responding to a car crash where a child was hit. The child was assisted by another emergency unit and taken
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May
28
2015

FIRE APPARATUS ROLLOVER IN ARKANSAS

Bryant (AR) Fire Department Sergeant Todd Crowson said their truck toppled over after the passenger side tires of the truck “caught in the road” while on Springhill Road.According to Crowson, a large dump truck was passing the fire truck at the time of the accident, but it was not hit or involved.He added that no
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May
25
2015

FATAL FIRE APPARATUS CRASH IN NEVADA

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A man was killed after driving into the rear of a Las Vegas Fire & Rescue apparatus, The accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Boulder Highway and South Sandhill Road, according to Metro. The fire engine was turning right from Boulder to Sandhill when it was hit from the rear by a
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May
24
2015

MAINE FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS MEDICAL EMERGENCY/CRASHES APPARATUS

A Sanford (Maine) Firefighter is in the hospital after suffering a medical issue while responding to a fire. The Sanford FD was called to Lyman for mutual aid at a structure fire Saturday afternoon. On the way, the driver of the department’s squad truck suffered a medical issue and crashed the truck into a guardrail. No one else
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May
23
2015

WHOA! SO HOW’D THAT HAPPEN?!

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Columbus, Ohio fire officials are trying to sort out how and why a firefighter caused $255,000 worth of damage to a new fire engine by scraping it under a Downtown billboard.Firefighter Brian Murphy said he was trying to drive to other firefighters and paramedics who were helping a patient in a nearby alley when he
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May
23
2015

FIREFIGHTER IN SERIOUS CRASH WHILE ENROUTE TO TRAINING

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A NC volunteer firefighter is undergoing surgery Thursday. Officials said one of the two drivers involved in a head-on collision in Lincoln County was a volunteer firefighter. Crews with North Brook Volunteer Fire Department responded to the crash on NC 27 in Vale around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters realized the driver of the truck was
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May
16
2015

AMBULANCE STRUCK BY WRONG WAY DRIVER IN PA – AMAZING VIDEO

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The footage is stunning. The dash-cam mounted in the White Rose Ambulance transport shows the dark highway, illuminated by the vehicle’s headlights. Seconds into the video, a pair of headlights appear to be cresting a hill ahead. The headlights are in the wrong lane, heading straight for the ambulance. You hear the crash and the
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May
15
2015

APPARATUS ROLLOVER IN INDIANA

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A narrow driveway may be to blame for a fire truck that rolled over in Montgomery County Thursday afternoon. The incident happened near the intersection of County Road E. 500 North and County Road N. 590 East, near Darlington, Ind. A fire tanker loaded with water was heading to a call. The truck was trying
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May
13
2015

ANOTHER RIG FINDS A SINK HOLE – THIS TIME IN CHICAGO

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On Tuesday May 12, Truck 52, a rear-mount aerial of the Chicago (IL) Fire Department was returning from a call on the city’s southeast side when it became stuck in a sinkhole. There were no firefighter injuries. The fire apparatus became stuck when the pavement under the rear of the truck collapsed.
May
10
2015

MAN PINNED BETWEEN CAR AND FIRE APPARATUS

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A Cambria County Fire Chief is in the hospital and recovering after he was pinned between a car and the Fire Truck early Saturday. This all happened in an alley off of Main Street in East Conemaugh Borough. Fire Fighters were called to put out a garage fire after a car burst into flames. It
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May
9
2015

FATAL FIRE APPARATUS CRASH: Man Killed in Kentucky Crash With Fire Vehicle

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Kentucky State Police say a Northern Kentucky motorcyclist has died in a crash with a fire department vehicle on a run in central Kentucky. Police said a sport utility vehicle from the Danville Fire Department was responding to a vehicle fire Friday morning south of Danville. Investigators said as the SUV entered an intersection, the
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Apr
29
2015

FIRE APPARATUS CRASH W/FATALITY IN CALIFORNIA

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A SUV collided with a Stockton Fire Engine this morning, injuring all involved and fatally injuring a passenger of the SUV. Three firefighters and two patients from the SUV were transported to the hospital, where one passenger of the SUV was declared deceased. This morning after 10 a.m. Engine 12 was responding to to a
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Apr
26
2015

ANOTHER PG CO APPARATUS CRASH – THIS TIME A RESCUE SQUAD

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Responding PGFD Squad 806 involved in PIA at 202/Arena Dr. One FF and civilian driver transported for evaluation.
Apr
26
2015

ENGINE CO. RESPONDING ROLLOVER CRASH IN PG CO MD

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Seven firefighters in Prince George’s County were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after their firetruck overturned while responding to a fire Sunday morning. According to the Prince George’s County Fire Department, a truck assigned to the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department overturned at the intersection of Branch Avenue and Curtis Drive in Hillcrest Heights.
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Apr
26
2015

WEAR YOUR SEATBELTS – FROM DRIVE TO SURVIVE!

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I just read an article about a firefighter who fell out of a truck while it was responding to a call. The incident itself is disturbing on many levels, but what disturbed me more was the comments and discussions that were generated on social media in reference to the use of seatbelts. Let’s get one
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Apr
25
2015

APPARATUS ROLLOVER IN BRAZIL

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Around 4 a.m. today, a fire apparatus responding to an emergency, rolled over and fell in a creek in the city of Salvador, Northeast of Brazil. Police informed that the truck was cut by other vehicle causing the driver to lose control. The crew of five firefighters suffered minor injuries.
Apr
25
2015

INDIANA APPARATUS CRASH

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Only minor injuries were reported after a fire engine was involved in a crash in Bartholomew County Wednesday morning. It happened around 8:15 a.m. on County Road 550 West near County Road 225 South. Officials say a Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputy was following a Harrison Township Fire engine to a medic call. Both vehicles were
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Apr
22
2015

FDNY RIG FALLS INTO SINK HOLE – 2 FFs INJURED

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A fire engine had to be rescued in Brooklyn on Tuesday. The stuck truck was parked on the street outside Brookdale Hospital in East Flatbush when a 15-foot-deep sinkhole opened up and swallowed its front right wheel around noon. About a dozen firefighters stacked pieces of wood near the tire of the Engine Co. 257
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Apr
22
2015

FF FALLS FROM TRUCK IN PA – (NO SEAT BELT)

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Officials say a broken door latch is to blame for injuries to an Arnold firefighter who tumbled from a truck on the way to a fire call Tuesday morning. Arnold’s overall fire chief, J.C. Tedorski, said the injured volunteer was treated and released from Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison and was advised to see a
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Apr
19
2015

UPDATE: TEXAS FIRE APPARATUS CRASH-FIREFIGHTERS REMAIN CRITICAL-FIRE DEPT MUTUAL AID EMS UNIT CRASHES WHILE RESPONDING TO THE APPARATUS CRASH-THOSE MEMBERS OK

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Firefighters remain in critical condition following a series of crashes on a stretch of rural Texas road Friday, that involved several vehicles including a fire truck and a responding ambulance.The Officer was reportedly ejected and members were trapped under the apparatus. 5 Firefighters were trapped after their truck overturned following a collision with a pickup
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Apr
17
2015

FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AS FIRE APPARATUS OVERTURNS IN TEXAS

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Five firefighters from the Central Bell Fire Rescue volunteer fire department have been transported to a Bell County hospital after their fire truck rolled over on FM 439 near Belton this evening. The condition of the firefighters was not immediately available, but all were conscious. Belton firefighters responded to the crash to assist, where two
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Apr
15
2015

2 FFs INJURED IN TN APPARATUS CRASH

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Two firefighters received minor injuries after their truck ran off the road Tuesday evening in Harriman. A spokesman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol said the wreck happened a little before 6:00 p.m. in the 2700 block of Roane State Highway. THP says the truck was heading west on the highway when it ran off the
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Apr
13
2015

APPARATUS CRASH IN ATLANTA – 4 FFs INJURED

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our firefighters on Monday morning, authorities said. The crash happened on Jonesboro Road at McWilliam Road in southeast Atlanta at about 9:30 a.m. A fire department spokesman told Channel 2′s Berndt Petersen that the truck was responding to a fire on Jonesboro Road when it struck a car and then a tree. Witnesses said the
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Apr
12
2015

FATAL APPARATUS CRASH IN TN

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol is currently working a fatality crash on Highway 249 (Sams Creek Road) in Ashland City. A vehicle and Ashland City Fire Department truck collided head-on shortly after 3:30 p.m., according to THP spokesman Lt. Bill Miller The early preliminary information indicates that a passenger in the vehicle has died as a
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Apr
6
2015

FIRE APPARATUS BURNS BUT FIREFIGHTERS ARE OK IN MULTI ALARM FIRE IN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY, MARYLAND

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Prince George’s County firefighters fought to get a three-alarm fire under control in Capitol Heights late this afternoon lost two of their own fire apparatus to the intense fire. A commercial building located at 8740 Ashwood Drive in Capitol Heights caught fire late this afternoon, sending a thick black smoke into the air that could
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Apr
2
2015

SFFD FAILS TO IMPLEMENT DA’s ALCOHOL POLICY SUGGESTIONS

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The San Francisco Fire Department has not acted on a warning from the city’s district attorney that it needs to toughen its alcohol-testing rules for firefighters — a warning that anticipated a judge’s dismissal of drunken-driving charges against an ex-firefighter who crashed his rig. Superior Court Judge Kay Tsenin — citing a “Keystone Cops” investigation
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Apr
2
2015

GRASS RIG BURNS UP AT INDIANA GRASS FIRE

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The Liberty Volunteer Fire Department lost a truck Wednesday while fighting a field fire on Indiana 101 South. Firefighter Matt Reuss, who was driving the small truck known as the “grass rig,” said firefighters already had applied two tanks of water to the fire and were on their way for a third load when the
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