A Delaware fire truck crashed on the way to a large barn fire in Leipsic, Kent County. The fire broke out at approximately 0430 hrs today on the 1800 block of East Denney’s Road. Several tanker trucks carrying water were called to the scene due to a lack of fire hydrants in the area. The fire truck, which is just one of two in the Leipsic Fire Company, flipped while headed to the blaze. The driver of the fire truck, 72-year-old John Burkett, was transported to Kent General Hospital where he was examined and released. Four firefighters on board the truck were uninjured in the incident.
A woman was injured when she was hit by an FDNY fire truck Friday.
The 86-year-old was walking in Midwood Friday afternoon when Ladder 156 hit her, 7Online.com reported.
Ladder 156 was headed to a fire with its lights and sirens at the time of the incident, according to 7Online.com.
The woman was transported to the hospital.
FDNY and NYPD are investigation, PIX11.com reported.
This incident occurred last night on the Cross Bronx Expressway. While operating at an accident scene out rig was struck. All members(except for the LCC) had dismounted the rig and were assisting EMS and PD at a minor accident when this occurred. The LCC was belted and not injured. The car never hit it’s brakes(no skid marks) if not for proper rig placement this could have been a much different outcome.
Two Martin County firefighters believe they are lucky to be alive after the fire truck they were riding in fell through a bridge and into a creek.
Members of the Warfield Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire early Monday morning in the Pilgrim community, about 10 miles south of Warfield.
Rhonda Estepp and Gregory Alley were riding in the department’s main fire engine when they tried to cross a bridge on Blackburn Cemetery Road.
“The next thing I know, the cab of the engine is tilting up into the air,” Alley said. “It’s a little blurry after that. I mostly remember red lights, hill side and then water rushing into the cab of the engine.”
The bridge collapsed, sending the fire truck into the creek below.
Alley, the driver, helped Estepp escape while he remained trapped with the water rising rapidly.
“I was thinking about getting my partner out,” Alley said Monday afternoon, fighting back tears. “That was the only thing I was thinking about.”
Estepp, also emotional and shaken after the incident, said, “I was thinking about my daughter and my son. I had just gotten off the phone with my daughter not 30 minutes prior. It just broke my heart that she may not get to talk to me again.”
Both firefighters made it out with the help of other first responders.
Since firefighters were not able to make it across the bridge, they could not extinguish the flames at the house. However, the house was abandoned and nobody was hurt by the fire.
Alley suffered a torn rotator cuff, while Estepp had several torn muscles.
“Bruised everywhere, beaten everywhere,” Estepp said. “I feel like I’ve been in a drier on tumble.”
Doctors expect both firefighters to make full recoveries after physical therapy.
Alley and Estepp have known each other for more than 20 years, they said.
Fire officials said the truck cannot be repaired.
The loss of the truck, combined with the loss of equipment in the collapse, is setting the department back around $300 thousand.
Warfield firefighters said they’ll have to rely on departments in nearby Inez and Kermit, West Virginia, for help until they can figure out how to replace what they lost.
A tire from an FDNY truck blew suddenly Monday afternoon, and the pressure from the tire shattered a nearby storefront window on the Lower East Side, injuring several bystanders, officials say.
The truck was in front of 160 Delancy St. when something caused the tire to blow, fire officials on the scene said. The pressure from the tire broke a nearby clothing store window, but the tire remained attached to the truck.
Three people were hurt, but refused medical treatment at the scene, officials said.
A new tire was seen being attached to the truck at the scene.