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kaz
02
Apr

Seattle (WA) Fire Truck Fleet Deteriorating Faster Than Repairs Can Keep Up

Apr. 1—In 2022, firefighters aboard one of the Seattle Fire Department’s ladder trucks noticed something felt funny in the vehicle’s articulation. When maintenance crews took a closer look, they saw the fifth wheel bearing — a tree-trunk-sized metal disc that allows the long trucks to bend in half around tight city curves — had not...
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01
Apr

SUV ROLLS AFTER STRIKING FORT WORTH ENGINE EN ROUTE TO FIRE – TEXAS

FORT WORTH, Texas – A Fort Worth firefighter was injured in an overnight crash. Police said a fire engine was headed toward a fire in the downtown area when it collided with an SUV near Sundance Square. The SUV rolled over, but the driver was not hurt. A firefighter who was in the engine was taken to the hospital...
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01
Apr

FIREFIGHTER KILLED, 2nd FLOWN OUT AFTER APPARATUS RESPONDING CRASH – SOUTH CAROLINA

We regret to pass on that a Firefighter was killed in the Line of Duty in an apparatus crash today in South Carolina. The crash happened around 1100 hours on Highway 72 in Clinton (Laurens County, NW of Columbia) while Firefighters were responding to a call. Initial reports are that the fire apparatus was involved...
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28
Mar

UPDATE: NEW DETAILS IN ALBANY, GEORGIA APPARATUS CRASH

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – It was an accident no one expected to happen. “It’s not too often you see a truck, especially a fire truck that massive, to flip over,” said Charlie Hand, a witness of the accident. On Feb. 2, firefighters were responding to a structure fire when the truck completely overturned on South Harding...
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28
Mar

TANKER ROLLS RETURNING FROM TRAINING – SOUTH CAROLINA

From the Awendaw-McClellanville Consolidated Fire District Facebook Page: On 3/27/2024 at 1605 hours, Water Tender 906 was involved in a roll-over vehicle crash. This incident occurred on Sewee Road near Come-about-way, while returning from a training evolution and not on an emergency response. No other vehicles were involved. The driver, Firefighter Kohen Etheredge, 33 of Awendaw, suffered...
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