May
28
2016

CUMULATIVE APPARATUS CRASH DATA

In our annual firefighter fatality study, and probably in the USFA study as well, there are details on firefighter deaths in crashes. The list specifies type of vehicle and details if it was an incident response. The 2014 report is the latest we have on our website; the 2015 study will be posted by June
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May
27
2016

TANKER ROLLOVER IN SC

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An Anderson Fire District water tender was destroyed after it crashed on its way to help CAL FIRE in western Shasta County. The truck, which the Anderson fire chief says costs about $200,000, rolled over on Gas Point Road near Black Pine Road around 7 p.m. Wednesday. Two people were inside and both had only
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May
25
2016

DRUNK ARRESTED FOR HOPING RIDE ON DALLAS ENGINE

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A Dallas man was arrested early Monday after he hopped a ride on a Dallas fire engine. A fire engine from Station 37 in the 6700 block of Greenville Ave. was backing into the bay about 1 a.m. Monday when firefighters noticed feet hanging off the top of the engine. The man on top of
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May
25
2016

TANKER ROLLOVER WITH INJURIES IN IL

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Two firefighters and a civilian were injured Wednesday after a passenger van collided with a fire tanker truck in Lincoln. The firefighters, from Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District, were taken to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. The van’s driver was extricated by firefighters from Lincoln and Lincoln Rural, and taken to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
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May
22
2016

APPARATUS CRASH IN THE UK

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A FIRE engine has crashed into a ditch while returning from a call. The collision involved an ‘appliance’ from Fordingbridge which was returning to the village after attending an incident in Dorset and was not on blue lights. At around 1.30pm yesterday it came off the road in Bowerwood Road, on the outskirts of Fordingbridge. Six firefighters
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May
20
2016

APPARATUS CRASH IN SO CAL

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A fire engine on its way to a brush fire collided with pickup and landed in a ditch off Old Highway 395 Thursday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. One North County Fire Department firefighter was taken to a hospital with minor injuries while two others on the rig were not injured. Cal Fire Capt.
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May
19
2016

APPARATUS CRASH IN SAN DIEGO

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A driver was seriously hurt when a San Diego Fire-Rescue engine responding to an emergency call collided with a vehicle in City Heights on Wednesday, authorities said. The maroon sedan was heading southbound at the time of the crash, exiting Interstate 15 at 40th Street and University Avenue at about 10:20 a.m. The fire engine
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May
11
2016

3 INDIANA FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN APPARATUS CRASH

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Three Gaston firefighters escaped serious injury Monday evening in a traffic accident involving a fire engine. Gaston Fire Chief Mike Dobbs said the three volunteers were released after being examined in the emergency department of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. The engine was being driven to a traffic accident near Ind. 332 when a motorist’s
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May
11
2016

CHILD CRITICAL IN FIRE APPARATUS CRASH

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Bad news out of Clayton County GA where a 6-year-old child was critically injured in a crash involving a tractor drawn/tiller fire apparatus this morning. The incident happened at Old Dixie Highway at Upper Riverdale Road right off of I-75 A total of 6 people were injured. The 6-year-old child was flown to Children’s Healthcare
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May
11
2016

MAN STEALS FLORIDA FIRE TRUCK FROM SCENE

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Gainesville Police say Juan Lopez, 23, stole a Gainesville Fire Rescue support truck while crews treated a cardiac patient early Sunday. Police say the Chiefland man had been fighting with his wife at the Kangaroo Express gas station on Archer Road near I-75 around 4 a.m. Sunday. Lopez’s wife claims the man was too drunk
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May
9
2016

NEW LAFD HEAVY RESCUE 56

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PHOTO GALLERY HERE:https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesFireDepartment/posts/1171419566222558 For more than 130 years, your ‪#‎LosAngeles‬ ‪#‎FireDepartment‬ has been called to often dramatic and challenging rescues. Since 1948, the LAFD has maintained in service, a series of Heavy Utility / Heavy Rescue vehicles designed to expertly manage uncommon scenarios at which life, property and the environment hang in the balance. Built to LAFD specification
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May
9
2016

The Most Powerful Fire Truck in The World – Big Wind

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The massive truck was created in Hungary back in the early 1990’s. In an esteemed stroke of innovation, the Hungarian company MB Drilling that manufactured this monster attached 2 MIG engines to a Soviet Tank. Big Wind was designed to eliminate some of the most catastrophic fires faced in the world, particularly those that stem
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May
8
2016

HANOVER, PA FIREFIGHTER KILLED BY CRASH NOT HEART ATTACK

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A Hanover firefighter’s cause of death was changed from a coronary event to trauma from the crash he was in while responding to a fire in March, the York County Coroner’s Office said. Although the coroner initially said the death of Earl Shoemaker, 68, was not caused by injuries from the March 12 crash, the York County
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May
4
2016

Chicago’s Aging Fire Equipment Discovered by News Crew

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The I-Team is investigating major equipment that Chicago firefighters say is so old it puts them and the public at risk. They are startling figures: 40 percent of the city’s fire department engines and ladder trucks are too old for safe front-line use, according to industry standards. And within a year, that fire hazard will
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May
2
2016

FIRE APPARATUS CRASH IN LEXINGTON, KY RESULTS IN CIVILIAN FATALITY

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Tragic news out of Lexington (Kentucky) this evening, as a responding fire apparatus was involved in an unusual crash that has resulted in the fatality of a civilian, according to sources. One Firefighter was trapped temporarily in the driver’s seat of the apparatus after that crash at around 1700 hours on Man o’ War Boulevard.
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Apr
30
2016

2 SUSPENDED AFTER AMBULANCE SPEEDS REACH 87MPH

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Two Rutherford County EMS employees have been suspended after an ambulance was caught speeding on Interstate 24 West without lights or sirens. News 2 crews caught the ambulance going close to 20 miles over the posted speed limit of 70 miles per hour at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, just outside Murfreesboro. Rutherford County EMS officials confirm there
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Apr
28
2016

UPDATE: CONWAY, SC LODD – FIREFIGHTER CHRISTOPHER RAY – DETAILS RELEASED

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Brief details have been released in the cause of death of a Conway firefighter during a fire on March 20. According to WMBF and WPDE, Conway firefighter Christopher Ray was killed after being backed over by a fire engine while at the scene of a residential structure fire. The report released by the South Carolina
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Apr
24
2016

FATAL EMS ACCIDENT: Toddler hit and killed by ambulance in Boston

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Raymond Pereyra heard screams on the street Saturday afternoon from the ninth floor of his apartment building and ran outside. When he emerged, he said, he saw an ambulance parked on Nassau Street, its driver weeping. The man’s partner and some others got out and scooped a tiny body up from the pavement in a
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Apr
23
2016

CHICAGO DEPUTY FIRE COMMISSIONER RESIGNS AFTER DUI CRASH IN HIS BUGGY

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The third-highest ranking member of the Chicago Fire Department has resignedafter failing a Breathalyzer test, but questions linger about why he has not been charged with driving under the influence. Chicago Fire Department officials on Thursday night released a statement confirming that CFD Deputy Commissioner John McNicholas failed a sobriety test after a crash early Wednesday.
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Apr
19
2016

NEW YORK FIRE APPARATUS FLIPS

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Four people were injured including a Spencerport firefighter following a multi-vehicle crash on Monday afternoon. The firefighter was travelling northbound on Union Street with lights and sirens on, responding to a house fire on West Ridge Road in a Spencerport Fire Department truck. As it passed through the the intersection at West Avenue, a black car pulled
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Apr
14
2016

BOSTON’s FIRE FLEET IN DISMAL STATUS EVEN AFTER LODD

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A deadly fire truck accident seven years ago triggered what was thought to be a major overhaul of the Boston Fire Department’s fleet maintenance division, but 5 Investigates has learned that promised overhaul has been an “abject failure,” according to a key safety expert. Watch the report The city made changes to the fleet maintenance
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Apr
12
2016

REV Group buys KEM fire truck division

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EV Group, Inc. (“REV Group”), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles for commercial, fire & emergency and recreation markets, announced today the acquisition of Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. (“KME” or the “Company”). Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania, KME has grown to over 800 associates with company operations in Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York,
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Apr
11
2016

UPDATE: FIRE APPARATUS DRIVER AT FAULT IN CRASH THAT KILLED 10 YEAR OLD CHILD IN MISSISSIPPI

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As you will recall, there was a fatal crash involving a fire department tanker in Mississippi that killed a 10-year-old boy (Higuillermo Perez Mentreo) on April 3, 2016. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is now stating that the fire apparatus driver failed to yield the right of way-the apparatus was not responding, but was out doing
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Apr
10
2016

MAN ATTACKS FIRE TRUCK IN AUSTRALIA

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Firefighters were forced to take cover after a man twice attacked a fire truck, but the attacker has come off second best – falling and knocking himself out. It is the second attack on emergency services staff in a little over a week, after a paramedic was left with a broken foot, cuts and bruises
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Apr
9
2016

3 OK FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN CRASH INVOLVING 2 BRUSH TRUCKS

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Two Twin City Fire Department brush trucks were involved in a wreck while returning from a grass fire this week, putting both out of commission right during red flag warning season. Three firefighters are also recovering from injuries from the wreck. According to local television station KFOR News Channel 4, three of the community’s eight volunteer
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Apr
9
2016

2 GA INMATE FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN APPARATUS CRASH

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Two Dooly State Prison inmates were injured Wednesday while responding to a fire call outside the prison. That’s according to an email from a Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman. Gwendolyn Hogan said it happened just after noon Wednesday. Inmate Shown Woolley was driving the fire truck and inmate Christopher Sears was a passenger. She said
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Apr
4
2016

Toledo Sued For Wrongful Death Of Man Struck By Hose

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The estate of a man killed by a hose dragging behind a Toledo Fire Department engine company in 2014, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city. Lonnie Holmes, 59, was struck by an attack hoseline being dragged behind a responding engine company on October 18, 2014. Holmes was riding his bike at the
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Apr
3
2016

FIRE APPARATUS CRASH KILLS 10 YEAR OLD CHILD, OTHERS CRITICAL, FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AS WELL

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Terrible news out of Mississippi. A child is dead after an apparatus vs SUV crash this afternoon involving a fire truck on Mississippi 43 in Rankin County, near Jackson. Initial reports are that a Lake Harbor Fire Department tanker collided with a Ford Escape in or near an intersection sometime before 1445 hours. Two firefighters
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Apr
3
2016

THREE CHICAGO FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN APPARATUS CRASH

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Three firefighters and a fourth person were injured in a traffic crash in the West Englewood neighborhood Thursday morning, according to authorities. The engine crashed near 60th Street and Ashland Avenue, near a firehouse, about 10:40 a.m. The firefighters were all taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, and the fourth person was
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Mar
30
2016

APPARATUS CRASH IN PA

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A Blandon Fire Company vehicle was involved in crash with a pickup truck today on Allentown Pike at Park Road in Ontelaunee Township, police said. The rescue truck flipped onto its side after the collision about 6:45 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Allentown Pike, which is Business Route 222, near the interchange with the
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Mar
30
2016

APPARATUS CRASH IN LOS ANGELES-APPARATUS DRIVER SUFFERED MEDICAL EMERGENCY

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Four firefighters were injured Wednesday morning when the driver of a fire engine lost control of the vehicle after suffering a medical emergency and crashed into several parked cars in Valley Glen.   The firefighters were responding to another medical emergency call about 2 a.m. when the driver lost control near the intersection of Burbank
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Mar
29
2016

ENGINE ROLLS AWAY WHILE PARKED IN MAINE

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A fire truck rolled off a city street and onto a lawn a couple of weeks ago and had to be winched out by a wrecker, a fire officials said Tuesday. Deputy Fire Chief Geoffrey Low said the department is investigating why the wheels of Engine No. 5 hadn’t been chocked appropriately and whether the
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Mar
28
2016

TORONTO FIRE TRUCK ENDS UP IN SINK HOLE

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A fire truck that responded to a water main break in North York early Sunday morning ended up stuck in a sinkhole that opened up at the scene. The truck responded to the call on Jane Street north of Sheppard Avenue at around 12:40 a.m. but while on scene it fell into a sinkhole that
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Mar
26
2016

SAN FRAN FIRE RESCUE BOAT CAPSIZES – 7 RESCUED

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Breaking news in San Francisco, as a San Francisco Fire Department boat capsized. The San Francisco Fire Department rescue boat was on a training mission Saturday morning, when it flipped over, said officials. “Rescue Boat 1″ departed from Marina Green, and then for unknown reasons, capsized near Ocean Beach at 11:18 a.m. according to authorities.
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Mar
24
2016

TANKER ROLLOVER IN MICHIGAN – DRIVER CITED FOR SPEED – NO SEATBELTS

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The Torch Lake Township Fire Department responded to an accident involving their own truck this afternoon. The tanker rolled into the ditch right in front of the station on US 31 The tanker was heading north bound on US 31 and tried to make a left too fast. The Antrim County Sheriff’s Department says the
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Mar
22
2016

Pierce Drive Shaft Defect Leads to Fire Truck, Emergency Vehicle Recall

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An emergency vehicle manufacturer is issuing a recall due to a crash risk. Pierce Manufacturing is recalling certain model year 2016 Arrow-XT, Dash, Enforcer, Impel, Quantum, Saber, and Velocity fire and emergency vehicles. The fastener cap over the bearing on the universal joint of the drive shaft may have been improperly tightened. If the cap
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Mar
21
2016

UPDATE: LINE OF DUTY DEATH OF CONWAY FIREFIGHTER “TRAGIC ACCIDENT”

A Monday afternoon press conference to address the tragic death of a Conway firefighter was full of emotion, though it lasted only a few minutes. City of Conway Fire Chief Le Hendrick said firefighter Christopher Ray was killed in a tragic accident. City of Conway Fire Chief Le Hendrick began the press conference addressing the unexpected
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Mar
20
2016

UPDATE: SOUTH CAROLINA FIREFIGHTER STRUCK AND KILLED BY FIRE APPARATUS

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A Conway Firefighter has died in the Line of Duty after responding to a house fire Sunday afternoon on Hickory Circle. Officials say the firefighter was struck by a fire engine, resulting in the death. Christopher Gene Ray was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Chief Hendrick. Conway Fire and Horry County Fire Rescue
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Mar
20
2016

FIREFIGHTER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY-APPARATUS ACCIDENT ON FIRE SCENE

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It is with deep regret we pass on that a Firefighter was tragically killed in the Line of Duty this afternoon in Conway, South Carolina. Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick confirmed that the City of Conway Firefighter died in the Line of Duty after an accident occurred at the fire scene. Initial reports are
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Mar
19
2016

CHIEF: FIRE TRUCK TIRES SHOT OUT AT HOMICIDE SCENE

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The tire of a fire truck was apparently hit by a stray bullet that came from a nearby shooting in Wilmington, Delaware. Fire Chief Anthony Goode sent a photo of the tire to Action News. Goode says the truck was responding to a gas leak on Thursday evening, which happened to be near a homicide
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Mar
18
2016

TANKER ROLLOVER COLUMBIA, CO PA

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Firefighters from Benton stand next to their tanker which came to rest on his driver’s side roof after taking out a pole on Green Creek Road in Waller and rolling over Thursday night. The tanker was following an engine while responding to a fire in Unityville.
Mar
18
2016

DRUNK FIREFIGHTER CRASHES APPARATUS WHILE RESPONDING

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A Lee County firefighter was arrested because he is accused of driving a fire truck while drunk and getting into an accident while responding to a fire. He is identified by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department as 34-year-old Phillip W. Gasaway, a member of the Unity Fellowship Volunteer Fire Department. Sheriff Jim Johnson says Gasaway
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Mar
17
2016

2 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN OK TANKER ROLLOVER

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Two men were injured after a Waukomis fire truck ran off the road Thursday afternoon near Bison while responding to a fire call. The Waukomis firefighters were transported to Integris Bass Baptist Health Center after being trapped inside the truck. They were treated and released, said Waukomis Fire Chief Clarence Maly. Waukomis Fire Department personnel
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Mar
17
2016

ARE AMERICAN FIRE TRUCKS TOO BIG?

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Original post:http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-products/fire-apparatus/articles/71492018-Are-American-fire-trucks-too-big/?nlid=FireRescue1-Apparatus-03-17-16&utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_content=TopNewsMainImage&utm_campaign=FR1FireApparatus&cub_id=usr_HK45SI01NwkVzW0F  Like many things in the United States, our fire apparatus has become super-sized. One look at the behemoths rolling up and down the highways and by-ways of America is all the evidence that one needs. The cost of those massive firefighting machines has also become super-sized with the average price of a Type
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Mar
17
2016

10 NPFA FIRE TRUCK UPDATES YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF

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Original Post: http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-products/fire-apparatus/articles/71550018-10-NFPA-fire-truck-updates-you-need-to-know/?nlid=FireRescue1-Apparatus-03-17-16&utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Exclusives1LeftTitle&utm_campaign=FR1FireApparatus&cub_id=usr_HK45SI01NwkVzW0F By Robert Avsec Reading any NFPA standard can be a laborious process at best. But they are some of the most fundamentally important documents at our disposal in the fire service. The work that members of any NFPA technical committee put into developing and revising the standards, which are revised on a five-year
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Mar
17
2016

20 TIPS TO IMPROVING TANKER SAFETY

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Original Post at: http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-products/fire-apparatus/articles/597782-20-Tips-for-Improving-Fire-Tanker-Tender-Safety/?nlid=FireRescue1-Apparatus-03-17-16&utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Exclusives1RightTitle&utm_campaign=FR1FireApparatus&cub_id=usr_HK45SI01NwkVzW0F There were more fatalities in tanker/tenders than in pumpers and aerial apparatus combined in a 12-year period Oct 15, 2009 Updated March 17, 2016 By Michael A. Wieder Those who review fire service news or annual firefighter fatality statistics are familiar with the fact that approximately 25 percent of all LODDs every year
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Mar
16
2016

TWO INL FIREFIGHTERS RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER AMBULANCE CRASHES INTO FIRE TRUCK

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Two Idaho National Laboratory firefighters were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after an ambulance crashed into a fire engine. The accident happened at the north entrance of Lincoln Boulevard east of the ATR complex. INL spokeswoman Misty Benjamin told EastIdahoNews.com the ambulance was following the fire engine when the fire engine suddenly stopped to
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Mar
14
2016

5 FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN AFRICAN RESPONDING FIRE APPARATUS CRASH

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We regret to pass on to you that on late last Saturday night there was a quintuple Firefighter Line of Duty Death in Chirundu Zambia. Five firefighters from  the Chirundu Fire Brigade were killed in the Line of Duty and 2 other Firefighters were injured when their fire apparatus lost control and crashed while responding to
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Mar
13
2016

UPDATE: PA RESPONDING LODD – MEDICAL CRASH

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The Hanover Fire Department tells CBS 21 News that a volunteer firefighter has died due to a medical emergency after being involved in a vehicle crash on his way to a fire in York County. The fire broke out just after 9 a.m. Saturday. The Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Association of York County released the
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Mar
12
2016

FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS REPORTED MEDICAL EMERGENCY WHILE RESPONDING-LODD

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Tragic report out of Hanover (PA) as a Firefighter responding and driving apparatus to a mutual aid working house fire, suffered a medical emergency. The apparatus left the road but no others were injured. More when available. Our sincere condolences to all those affected. RIP
Mar
11
2016

BOSTON FD TO SUE MAKER OF ENGINE

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Fire officials, hit with a scathing federal report criticizing the department in the deaths of two firefighters in 2014, said they are preparing to sue the manufacturer of a diesel engine now in more than a dozen problem-plagued city fire trucks in order to thwart future disasters. Fire Commissioner Joseph E. Finn fought back tears
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Mar
10
2016

EXCELLENCE IN MOTION

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“Excellence in Motion” is an understatement  when it comes to the skill set and knowledge that you two gentlemen brought to the table for us the Town of Newbury Fire Department the last three days. The combined experience in the overall discipline as well as your passion for your company experience was an education from
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Mar
9
2016

FIRE APPARATUS CRASH IN WASHINGTON DC-FIREFIGHTERS AND CIVILIANS INJURED

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Seven people were hurt in a crash between a D.C. firetruck and a MetroAccess van in Northeast D.C. this morning. It happened around 0940 at 11th Street and Maryland Avenue NE. D.C. Fire Engine 10 was responding on a call for a gas leak when the collision occurred. Four D.C. firefighters were injured, three with minor
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Mar
8
2016

Private Pa. Bridges Cause Weighty Issues

A weighty issue faces homeowners with private bridge access — either upgrade the bridge to support a fire truck or inform their insurance carriers of a fire protection difficulty, according to township supervisors Monday. The option for homeowners is a costly one, but one of safety for both the property owner and the fire department.
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Mar
8
2016

HOUSE FIRE AND FIRE TRUCK FIRE IN VA – DEC. 2015

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A house fire displaced 14 people Tuesday in Big Stone Gap, the town’s fire chief said. The fire was reported after 2 p.m. at a home on West 2nd Street near the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park. Fire Chief Billy Chandler said that when firefighters arrived heavy smoke and flames could be seen. It
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Mar
7
2016

2 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN PA APPARATUS CRASH

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At just a year-and-a-half old, Fire Engine 61 is the newest in the Flint Fire Department’s fleet, but look a little closer and you’ll see it… “The intake valve, we see rust around it. We also have rubber that seals [the valve]. Those are being destroyed by whatever is in the water,” said Fire Chief David Cox
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Mar
6
2016

FLINT WATER SO BAD – FIRE PUMPS DAMAGED

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At just a year-and-a-half old, Fire Engine 61 is the newest in the Flint Fire Department’s fleet, but look a little closer and you’ll see it… “The intake valve, we see rust around it. We also have rubber that seals [the valve]. Those are being destroyed by whatever is in the water,” said Fire Chief David Cox
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Mar
6
2016

2 MEN ARRESTED IN THE UK FOR FIRE ENGINE WRECK AND JOYRIDE

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Two men aged 66 and 19 are being questioned by police about the theft of a fire engine in County Antrim. It was driven out of Larne fire station and crashed at Glenarm Road in the town damaging houses and cars. One of those arrested was taken to hospital following the crash that happened shortly
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Mar
4
2016

SEVERAL APPARATUS DAMAGED BY MEMBER TRYING TO PULL VEHICLE OUT

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A former member of the Orr’s and Bailey Islands Fire Department may face criminal charges after he allegedly used several firetrucks from the Bailey Island fire station to try to pull his personal truck out of the snow on Valentine’s Day. The man, whose name has not been released because no charges have been filed,
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Feb
28
2016

FIRE CHIEFS BUGGY BURNS ON LONG ISLAND (New York)

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Cutchogue Fire Department Chief Bill Brewer’s department vehicle caught fire in the driveway of his Cutchogue home Saturday morning. Chief Brewer was not home at the time and there were no injuries, according to 1st Assistant Chief Larry Behr. The vehicle, a Chevrolet Tahoe, appeared to be destroyed by the engine fire. The vehicle was not
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Feb
26
2016

TEXAS VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER IN LEGAL TROUBLE AFTER 2014 RESPONDING CRASH

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A Burton Volunteer Firefighter is in legal trouble after he caused a car crash two years ago. Brian Chenault was heading to direct traffic near the scene of an accident in 2014 when he caused the second crash. News 3 looks at why his fellow firefighters want the case dismissed, but the D.A. says he
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Feb
25
2016

SETTLEMENT REACHED IN MULTI-FATAL RESPONDING FIRE APPARATUS CRASH

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A settlement has been reached in a landmark civil case stemming from a 2008 firetruck crash that killed a city man and his stepgrandson. The case was resolved late Friday afternoon in Stark County Common Pleas Court but is subject to approval by the probate court, said attorney Edmond J. Mack of Tzangas Plakas Mannos
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Feb
25
2016

APPARATUS CRASH IN PA

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An engine of the Hazle Township Volunteer Fire Co. and a car sustained damage after a crash this afternoon at Harwood Road and Route 924. A blue car with an air bag deployed and damage to the front, passenger side stopped on the grass median facing north. A rollback truck from Falzone Towing arrived to
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Feb
25
2016

WI FD TO CUT BACK ON EMERGENT RESPONSES

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First responders in Wisconsin are debating the safety and efficiency of using lights and sirens when responding to emergency calls. WISN.com reported researchers estimate about 12,000 emergency vehicles crash on their way to an emergency every year. First responders are trying to bring that number down by saving lights and sirens for critical emergencies only. “Some
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Feb
23
2016

RESPONDING CHIEF CRASH IN FLORIDA

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A battalion chief who was responding to a Fire Rescue call was injured in a Tuesday morning crash near Interstate 95, said sheriff’s officials. Scott Legg was driving a Fire Rescue SUV with lights and sirens westbound on Martin Highway about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday when a tractor-trailer exiting I-95 failed to yield to the SUV,
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Feb
23
2016

APPARATUS ROLLOVER – BADLY INJURED FIREFIGHTER RETURNS HOME

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On this Family Day, a South Glengarry firefighter is coming home to his family after being badly injured in a fire truck crash just over a week ago. That’s according to a statement from the Township of South Glengarry, citing contact with family members. But the road to recovery continues for Randy Robertson. Robertson was
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Feb
21
2016

BRAKE FAILURE EYED IN ARK APPARATUS CRASH

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A firefighter was injured in a crash between a fire apparatus and an 18-wheeler in Marble Friday. The Marble Fire Department pumper was responding to a field fire when the crash happened as the rig made a right turn on to Highway 412. The cab of the semi crashed into the driver’s area of the pumper. Fire Chief
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Feb
20
2016

TX FIRE APPARATUS RUNS OVER AND KILLS MAN SLEEPING IN ALLEY

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Amarillo police investigators have determined there was no intent or negligence in an incident in which a firetruck ran over and killed a man sleeping on a futon in an alley early Thursday morning. Police initially thought that there were two trucks that drove down the alley behind V&M Discount at 1000 S.W. 10th Ave.
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Feb
20
2016

FIREFIGHTER AIRLIFTED AFTER ARK APPARATUS CRASH

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A firefighter and truck driver were injured after as Arkansas State Police responded to an accident involving a fire truck and a semi-truck on Friday afternoon (Feb. 19). The firefighter was transported by helicopter to a Missouri hospital, while the truck driver was taken via ambulance to a Fayetteville hospital, according to ASP. Police said
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Feb
18
2016

WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER APPARATUS CRASH IN OK

A Bartlesville woman has been arrested after her car hit a Bartlesville Fire Department pumper truck on its way back from a fire run Wednesday evening. Arrested in the incident was Stephanie L. Robinson, 50, on charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol, transporting open alcoholic beverage and hit and run. According to
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Feb
17
2016

HORRY CO. SC UNHAPPY WITH NEW KME FIRE APPARATUS

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Two of the 13 brand new Horry County Fire Rescue apparatuses are out of service and must be fixed by the vendor. Horry County leaders said it has been a disappointing experience working with this vendor on this multi-million dollar project. The contract between Horry County Fire Rescue and the company KME was approved in
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Feb
16
2016

JERSEY CITY APPARATUS INVOLVED IN CRASH

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A fire truck responding to an emergency was struck when the driver of another vehicle failed to stop, according to a police report.At about 10:30 this morning, the fire truck was traveling north on Kennedy Boulevard with flashing lights on near Boyd Avenue, the report states. As the truck traveled through the intersection, a black Chevy
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Feb
16
2016

FIRE APPARATUS STRIKES CARS WHILE RESPONDING

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Charlotte Fire officials said one of their trucks was involved in an accident at University City Boulevard and East W.T. Harris Boulevard Tuesday morning. Officials said the crash happened around 11:30 a.m. when CFD ladder truck 40 was traveling westbound on W.T. Harris with its lights and sirens on when it came up on two
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Feb
16
2016

APPARATUS BEING DELIVERED ON LONG ISLAND CRASHES WITH INJURIES

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A new fire truck being delivered to a Long Island department crashed on Interstate 84 East in Hopewell Junction on Tuesday, state police confirmed. “It was a brand new fire truck being delivered” to the Islip Terrace Fire Department, said Melissa McMorris, a state police spokeswoman. The delivery driver was “transported to Danbury Hospital” in Connecticut. As of about
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Feb
14
2016

OFF-DUTY YONKERS PD OFFICER KILLED IN APPARATUS CRASH

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An off-duty Yonkers police detective was killed early Sunday when his SUV crashed into a Yonkers firetruck, authorities said. Detective Frank Fernandez, 45, a 15-year veteran, was declared dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred shortly before 3 a.m. on Palmer Road near Sunnybrook Road, police said. Authorities said Fernandez’s Suburban struck a
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Feb
13
2016

WOMAN INJURED IN DENVER APPARATUS CRASH

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A woman was hurt after her car was involved in a crash with a Denver Fire truck in southeast Denver Saturday morning. The crash happened at the intersection of E. Hampden Avenue and S. Dayton Street at about 8:40 a.m. The female driver was in a red Mini Cooper traveling on Dayton through the intersection
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Feb
13
2016

UNION WARNED AUGUSTA FIRE CHIEF ABOUT TRUCKS

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As Augusta Fire Chief Chris James heads out the door to a new job, members of the local firefighters union issued a letter Friday criticizing him for a contract he negotiated to buy several fire trucks they claim require constant maintenance. The Augusta Professional Firefighters Association claims members warned James years ago about the purchase
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Feb
7
2016

2 APPARATUS CRASH IN SCOTLAND

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This is the scene of destruction after two fire engines came of the road and crashed. Five firefighters were injured and are being treated in hospital after following the incident. Two of the eight crew members who were on board were trapped in one of the appliances, and had to be rescued by some of their colleagues. Ambulances later
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Feb
7
2016

Aerial Operations and Power Lines

Most, if not all, communities that have aerial devices in their fire departments also have electric power lines on poles in front of the very buildings where the fire department will operate those aerial devices.  The bottom line is that if we are going to get any use out of our aerial devices, we will have to
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Feb
5
2016

3 INJURED IN ORLANDO APPARATUS WRECK

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A fire truck heading to a call on Curry Ford Road crashed during rush hour. Three people are recovering from their injuries, WESH 2 News has learned. “I thought it was the end of my life. I thought my life was over,” said Brenda Gauvey, crash victim. The Orlando fire truck ended up in the
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Feb
3
2016

APPARATUS SLIDES OFF ROAD IN OK

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A fire truck slid off the road and overturned early Tuesday morning in McLoud. The fire truck reportedly overturned in the area of Redskin and 8th. According to authorities, the fire truck was responding to an alarm call at a nursing home when it ran off the road, over-corrected and flipped. No one was injured. Redskin Rd.
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Feb
2
2016

FIRE TRUCK AND AMBULANCE CRASH IN MO

Three people were injured Tuesday morning in an accident between a fire truck and an ambulance in Reynolds County. According to the Highway Patrol, the accident took place on Highway 21 in Centerville as a fire truck being driven by 74-year-old Lynndel Barnes of Ellington was following an ambulance being driven by 38-year-old Christina Thomas
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Feb
2
2016

FIRE APPARATUS ROLLS IN CANADA

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One Firefighter was taken to the hospital this morning after a firetruck overturned at the Seeley’s Cove Road turn off in Penfield, New Brunswick. Blacks Harbour Fire Department confirmed the accident, and said they are still investigating the cause of the accident. There are reports there was black ice in the area, which may have contributed
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Feb
1
2016

BRUSH TRUCK ROLLOVER IN OK

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A metro fire department lost a fire truck on Saturday while battling grass fires in McClain County. The Washington Fire/Rescue team said they were assisting the Goldsby Fire Department to fight a grass fire when their truck was involved in an accident. The roll-over crash totaled the department’s brush pumper truck. The department said all
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Jan
29
2016

FIRE TRUCKS DON’T SWIM

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This is SO not a good idea!
Jan
28
2016

FIRE TRUCK CRASH UPDATE: NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS FOUND IN TEXAS DAIRY QUEEN CRASH

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Farmersville police said Wednesday there were no mechanical issues that attributed to the crash of a fire truck into a Dairy Queen last week. Two people were injured Feb. 20 when Greenville Fire-Rescue Unit 4 slammed into the restaurant in the 200 block of Highway 380 East in Farmersville. The truck had just been serviced
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Jan
26
2016

3 INJURED IN FL APPARATUS CRASH

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Three people were injured following a multi-vehicle accident involving a fire engine, according to a West Palm Beach Fire Rescue spokesperson. Officials say a fire engine was hit by a taxi after the taxi got into an accident with another vehicle. The accident happened around 11 a.m. in the intersection of Florida Mango and Belvedere
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Jan
21
2016

THE FDNY SUPER PUMPER

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By Robert Avsec From 1965 through 1982, the T-Rex of fire pumpers roamed the streets of New York City bringing with it massive firefighting power heretofore unseen on land. How massive you ask? The central pumping unit alone could draw water from eight hydrants at once, drop lines into bodies of water, supply a mind-boggling
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Jan
20
2016

DELIVERY APPARATUS CRASH IN TEXAS

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Investigators say two people have been hurt after a North Texas firetruck being returned to its department after servicing hit a Dairy Queen. The Greenville Fire Department vehicle struck the restaurant in Farmersville on Wednesday morning. A statement from the city of Greenville says the truck was being returned from a service center in Denton
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Jan
20
2016

APPARATUS CRASH IN ALABAMA

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Huntsville police said a silver Nissan Sentra hit a Huntsville Fire Department truck near James Madison Drive and Wall Triana HWY around 12:05 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Authorities say that there were minor injuries to one passenger in the car. Huntsville Police are investigating the cause of the wreck. For more information, view whnt.com
Jan
20
2016

APPARATUS CRASH IN FLORIDA

Two people were injured in a collision with a fire truck in Orange Park, late Friday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The fire truck was traveling south on Blanding Blvd. when it put on its siren and attempted to turn onto Kingsley Ave., according to FHP investigators. The driver of a 2002 Saturn
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Jan
19
2016

MAINE FIRE APPARATUS CRASH

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A town of Harrison firetruck suffered significant damage to its front end after it slid down a steep, icy private road and rolled over Sunday afternoon. Town Manager George “Bud” Finch said the driver, veteran volunteer firefighter Maurice Kautz, suffered minor cuts and bruises but was not seriously injured. However, the amount of damage sustained
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Jan
16
2016

APPARATUS CRASH IN FL – CIVILIAN CRITICAL

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A 30-year-old Jacksonville man is in critical condition after the Florida Highway Patrol said his Saturn collided with a Clay County fire truck responding to an emergency Friday night. The unidentified driver failed to yield to the fire truck as it was turning onto Kinglsley Avenue from Blanding Boulevard about 9:45 p.m., the Highway Patrol
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Jan
13
2016

LODD RESPONDING CRASH IN NC

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A 24-year-old Chatham County firefighter was killed in a traffic accident early Tuesday while responding to a call, officials said. Joshua Mequaine Woods died Tuesday, according to The North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The single-vehicle accident occurred around 1 a.m. near the 300 block of N. Chatham Avenue in Siler City, according to the Highway
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Jan
13
2016

INDIANA FIRE CHIEF CRASH WITH SCHOOL BUS

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Griffith Fire Chief Roy Schoon’s department SUV was involved in an accident with a Griffith Public Schools bus Tuesday morning, police said. The accident occurred at 8:10 a.m in the intersection of North Broad Street and West Elm streets. Schoon was driving his department SUV north on Broad Street with two firefighters as passengers when
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Jan
13
2016

FIREFIGHTER IN SERIOUS CONDITION FOLLOWING A RESPONDING CRASH IN INDIANA

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A Firefighter responding on a run was seriously injured this morning after a crash involving a semi in Fayette County, Indiana. It happened on State Road 44, west of Connersville, around  0715 hours today. Cops arrived and found a black 2002 Chevrolet pickup in a ditch and a 2012 International tractor-trailer across both lanes of
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Jan
13
2016

NH FIRE APPARATUS ROLLOVER – CHIEF INJURED

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The Effingham fire chief was injured when his fire truck rolled over in Effingham on Wednesday. Route 153 was closed near Plantation Road Wednesday morning. Officials said the chief was driving the truck when he went around a corner, hit the soft shoulder on the road, went into a utility pole and rolled the truck
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Jan
10
2016

APPARATUS ROLLOVER IN MICHIGAN

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Calhoun County dispatch confirms that a Battle Creek fire truck has rolled over on Washington Ave. on Sunday. They said that Washington Ave. will be closed while they clear up the accident and to avoid the area if possible. Newschannel 3 has a crew headed to the scene and will update with more information as
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Jan
9
2016

APPARATUS CRASH IN CHARLESTON, WV

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A Charleston fire truck crashed at about 8:15 a.m. Friday near Sissonville, around the same time as several other crashes in Kanawha County. Two firefighters were injured when the fire truck wrecked into the hillside in the area of 2204 Falcon Drive off Sugar Creek Drive, according to a Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher. The dispatcher
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Jan
8
2016

CANADIAN DEPT. ADMITS AERIAL MALFUNCTION

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In Quebec City, fire officials now admit a ladder truck failed to properly work as three people were trapped in an apartment fire Wednesday morning. A mother, her son and her partner decided they couldn’t wait and all dropped from a fourth floor apartment window to escape the fire. While fire officials call the ladder
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