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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Aug
12
2014

DEPT. VEHICLE HIT BY DRUNK DRIVER IN KY

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Police arrested a woman after a crash that injured a Berea firefighter Sunday night. Police say the firefighter was responding to a call along KY-1016 in a department pickup truck with the emergency lights flashing when a car crossed the center line and hit it. The truck slammed into a plank fence. Officials say a
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Aug
12
2014

4 firefighters taken to hospitals after fire truck crashes in Alexandria

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Four firefighters were hurt Tuesday morning when a fire truck hit a utility pole in Alexandria.  The accident happened on Beacon Hill Road at Anthony Street at about 4:30 a.m., and the crash brought down both the pole and power lines, leaving some customers in the area in the dark. A Fairfax County Fire spokesman
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Aug
12
2014

MAN ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING AT DALLAS ENGINE

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A man has been taken into custody after gunshots aimed at a fire engine led to an armed standoff Monday afternoon in a residential area in Far North Dallas. Dallas police Lt. Jose Garcia said fire-rescue units responding to a dumpster fire about 3 p.m. near Frankford Road and North Forty Place were fired upon
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Aug
11
2014

LAWSUIT CLAIMS TRAINING GAP IN CRASH WHERE FIREFIGHTER LOST HIS LEGS

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The Ohio Firefighter who lost both legs when one tanker truck rolled into another at a house fire fought by several neighboring departments says the Jefferson Township-Bellville Fire Department failed to provide enough safety training to its volunteers. The Fifth District Court of Appeals will be asked Thursday to decide whether a Richland County judge
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