Four firefighters were taken to the hospital after the fire truck they were in was involved in an accident, according to the Scappoose Fire District. Spokeswoman Cheryl Engstrom said the firefighters were being evaluated for non-life threatening injuries. The incident happened at about 9:30 on Raymond Creek Road.
A Walton County fire truck rolled over while returning from a call during Wednesday morning’s inclement weather.
The Walton County Fire Rescue truck crashed on Center Hill Church Road near Emmett Still Road, fire Capt. Jeff Allen said.
The driver was transported to Clearview Regional Medical Center for minor injuries, where he was treated and released.
Allen said the truck was returning to Station 3 in Walnut Grove. The truck sustained major damage.
The crash caused a traffic backup in the area.
Local emergency agencies have been busy during the severe weather. The Loganville and Gwinnett County fire departments responded to a house fire in the 4000 block of Winchester Way Southwest due to a lightning strike at 9:42 a.m.
Walton County Fire Rescue has ramped up staffing as severe weather is expected throughout the day Wednesday.
One person was killed and an assistant district fire chief was in critical condition after a crash in the Joelton area.
Officials said an SUV from the Nashville Fire Department and another vehicle were involved in a crash near 5335 Whites Creek Pike around 8 a.m. Monday.
Several crews from the fire department were on the scene.
Emergency dispatchers said the firefighter, identified as 43-year-old Assistant District Fire Chief Lisa Weakley, was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated. She was being treated for broken bones at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was listed in stable condition.
One person in the other vehicle, identified as 33-year-old Cassandra Wilson, was killed in the crash. Authorities said she lived in the 5300 block of Whites Creek Pike and was on her way home from work at the time of the crash.
Officials said Wilson allegedly crossed lanes and hit the SUV head-on.
Assistant Chief Weakley was headed to headquarters in downtown Nashville when the wreck happened.
Whites Creek Pike was closed near Bear Hollow Road while police processed the scene and gathered evidence about what happened.
A volunteer firefighter in Iberia Parish allegedly used his company issued keys to enter a Grand Marais fire station Sunday morning, steal an equipment truck and then crash the truck into a home on Weeks Island Road.
No injuries were reported.
Captain Wendell Raborn with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office says 31 year old Trevor James Olivier of Jeanerette, La. was arrested on the scene and charged with unauthorized used of a motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated and careless operation of a vehicle.
Raborn said the crash happened just after 5 a.m.
Olivier was not authorized to drive the vehicle, according to Raborn.
His bond is set at $30,000.
A firefighter was seriously injured and a fire department’s fire truck was destroyed in a fire that happened in Northern Emmet County Friday, March 17.
Readmond-Friendship-Cross Village Fire Department Fire Chief Chris Krupa released a statement indicating the fire happened on Levering Road and involved a barn-like structure, which was destroyed in the fire.
In the release, Krupa said, “In fighting the fire a fire truck was destroyed and one fireman was injured. The fireman is expected to make a complete recovery.”
Krupa declined to release further details on the incident.
However, Cross Village Township Supervisor Gene Reck, did provide some additional details on the incident’s impact on the fire department’s operations.
Reck said the fire truck involved was a 1994 or 1996 model truck that was slated to be replaced in the next two years. He said the expected insurance payment on the lost truck won’t pay for its replacement, but, because the board that oversees the fire department has been putting money aside for the truck’s replacement, it will have enough money pay for the sooner-than-expected replacement.
Reck said the fire department’s board has not yet presented a plan for how it will replace the truck. It could choose to buy a new truck, buy a manufacturer’s demonstration model, or look for a used truck to buy.
Reck noted that there can be up to 18 months of lead time between ordering and taking delivery of a new fire truck from a manufacturer.
He said the lost truck had been stationed at the department’s Cross Village station and was one of three pumper trucks in the department’s fleet. He said for the short term, the department’s brush fire truck has been relocated to the Cross Village station to provide a truck with pumping ability in that station.
Reck said that although the loss of the truck does have some impact on the department’s firefighting capacity, he noted that in any major fire situation, all department’s pumpers would be sent to the scene anyway. Also, he noted that in major incident, the department typically calls for mutual aid from surrounding departments.
Reck said his understanding of what happened at the Levering Road incident was that what is believed to be a mechanical failure caused the unoccupied fire truck to roll from where it had been parked. He said the rolling fire truck caused the injury to the firefighter and then the truck rolled into the burning barn, where it was destroyed by the fire.
He said the injured firefighter has been released from the hospital and seems to be doing well. He said the firefighter is already receiving worker’s compensation through the fire department.
Reck noted that the fire department is operated by a non-profit organization which is overseen by a board made up of residents from the three townships the fire department serves.
He said the fire department contracts with the North Emmet Emergency Services Authority, which is a governmental body made up of representatives from the boards of the three townships, to provide fire protection services for the three townships. The authority board levies a fire protection millage that provides much of the funding for the fire department.