A NURTINGEN, GERMANY, AERIAL TRUCK responding to a fire alarm last Saturday rolled over during a tight, left turn in the city. The truck landed on the top of a VW Passat that was being driven by a 33-yr.-old man who was alone in the car. Reportedly, he saw the accident developing and tried to drive out of harm’s way, but failed to clear the tumbling ladder truck.
Two volunteer Firefighters were injured when their tanker from the Kittrell VFD crashed around noon today responding to a house fire in Readyville.
There were two Firefighters in the truck when it crashed, flipping two and a half times, landing on its roof in the middle of the road. Both firefighters sustained non-lifethreatening injuries. They were in stable condition when taken from the scene.
That fire apparatus and a pickup truck that collided in Montana caused an explosion and fire that killed a family of five and a volunteer fire chief -there were no survivors.
The apparatus driven by Three Forks VFD Chief Todd Rummel (who was a former Pennsylvania Fire Chief as well) was heading east on U.S. Highway 12 when it collided with the westbound pickup about 10 miles east of Helena. He was returning to quarters from maintenance.
Before moving to Montana, Chief Rummel served with the Haycock Fire Company in Quakerstown (Bucks County), where he was a lifetime member.
Killed in the pickup were a yet to be identified Helena couple and their three young children. RIP.
We regret to advise you that at approximately 2100 hours last night, Three Forks (Montana) Fire Chief Todd Rummel, while operating Three Forks Engine 14-12, was involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash on Highway 287, east of Helena. Chief Rummel was pronounced dead at the scene. We will post additional details later. Our condolences to all those affected by this loss.
The Charlotte Fire Department says firefighters involved in a truck crash last month were disciplined.
The fire engine overturned last month at Ardrey Kell and Bridgehampton roads while responding to an emergency call.
The department suspended the driver without pay for two weeks and the onboard captain was suspended without pay for one week.
Four firefighters were on board at the time. They were treated for minor injuries.
Speed was determined to be a factor in the crash.
All vehicle operators will be required to complete and emergency vehicle operations course by the end of the year.