Jul
23
2014

BC INVOLVED IN FL CRASH

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No one was seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash involving an Ocala Fire Rescue vehicle on its way to a call Tuesday night. Officer Bennie Wilson of the Ocala Police Department said Richard M. Doucett, an OFR battalion chief, was heading east on Southwest 20th Street in his vehicle using lights and sirens on his
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Jul
23
2014

DOUBLE APPARATUS CRASH IN MONTANA

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Emergency crews were called out to a fire near Vaughn northwest of Great Falls on Tuesday afternoon, but some of the first-responders then needed rescuing after two Fort Shaw fire trucks collided. One was a water tender, which tipped on its side; the driver was trapped inside and had to be extricated. The other was
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Jul
23
2014

APPARATUS CRASH IN DELAWARE

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A police chase Tuesday night ended when a stolen car collided with a fire truck in downtown Wilmington, injuring a firefighter and two others, officials said. The crash happened about 8 p.m. at the intersection of West 11th and Washington streets, Fire Chief Anthony Goode said. The pursuit began inside the city before leaving Wilmington.
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Jul
22
2014

Important: Sutphen Voluntarily Removing Aerial Devices From Service

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We just received this notice from the Sutphen Corporation regarding certain aerial devices and their focus and concern related to firefighter safety. Sutphen is instructing customers to remove all SPH 100, SP 110, SPI 112, and SAI 110 Aerial devices from service, until further notice, effective immediately. The Company states that customers are instructed to
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Jul
22
2014

3 GEORGIA FFs INJURED IN ANOTHER AERIAL FAILURE

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Three Hall County firefighters were injured at a fire training Tuesday and are being taken to nearby hospitals. According to the Hall County Fire Department, there was some type of mechanical failure involving a ladder truck at their training facility. SKYFOX 5 captured images of the scene. There is no word on the condition of
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Jul
14
2014

UPDATE: Fire Chief, Firefighter Crash En Route to Fire Call

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A fire chief and a volunteer firefighter were hospitalized after their cars collided en route to emergency call Sunday in North Bellmore, according to Nassau County Police. Cops said a 34-year-old North Bellmore Fire Department chief was driving north on Newbridge Road in a chief’s vehicle while responding to an emergency call. As he reached Belmond Avenue at 1:43
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Jul
13
2014

FIREFIGHTER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FIRE RESPONSE CRASH

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A Long Island (Nassau County, NY) volunteer Firefighter is in serious condition following a responding collision. Initial reports are that a Chief Officer in a marked vehicle and a Firefighter in a personal car collided with one another in North Bellmore, N.Y. this afternoon. Both were turning out to what was a working structural fire.
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Jul
10
2014

TWO VOLUNTEER FFs INJURED IN TX ROLLOVER

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Two volunteer firefighters in Live Oak County were hospitalized Wednesday morning after the truck they were in rolled as they were turning about 4 a.m. The firefighters — ages 75 and 68 — were driving to the station after battling a house fire when they rounded a corner on FM 534 near FM 1362 north
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Jul
9
2014

SEATTLE PAYS OUT $495K TO FF WHO CLAIMS HEARING WAS DAMANAGED BY SIRENS

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The City of Seattle has agreed to pay $495,000 to a veteran firefighter whose hearing was permanently damaged when a siren was activated inside a fire station while he was four feet from the engine. According to legal documents, Seattle Firefighter Rodney Bingham was preparing to board a fire engine at Station 41 in Ballard on Oct.
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Jul
9
2014

APPARATUS CRASH IN LOUISANA

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A wreck involving a car and fire truck happened Tuesday afternoon in Erwinville. The accident occurred at U.S. 190 and Rougon Road while firefighters were responding to a call. The passenger was extricated from the truck and transported to a hospital. Officials say the injuries are not life threatening.