A San Antonio (Texas) fire truck was returning to the station today when a white sedan veered into oncoming traffic. The fire apparatus tried to avoid the vehicle but hit it on its side. The driver of the sedan was extracted and taken to University Hospital. The Firefighters are fine.
Authorities say a fire rescue lieutenant heard the air brakes on the truck release and saw the man at the wheel. Unable to get the truck into gear, the man allegedly bailed out and made a run for it.
Gore District (Nova Scotia) Volunteer Fire Department Jeff Ettinger escaped serious injury Sunday when he rolled the department’s main tanker pumper in a ditch and struck a utility pole. Ettinger was the rig’s only occupant.
“My husband left as the lone person in our pumper tanker to go for water shuttle and when he was on his route he hit a wall of fog and lost sight of the road and … he thought he was on one part of the road and felt the truck drop off the shoulder of the road,” Markitia Ettinger told the Hants Journal. She is the department’s treasurer. “The fog cleared, he realized where he was, went to correct the truck, the load shifted and there was nothing he could do.”
The 1991 truck is a total loss. Two neighboring departments offered spare apparatus until the Gore District can settle with its insurance company and get a new rig.
“My husband and I have come to the realization that I was almost a widow,” she said. “Once we got some of our members there … I transported him in my own personal vehicle to the Hants Community Hospital. He did refuse ambulance because he knew that the ambulance was needed on the scene in Kennetcook.”
Rescue 1 is asking for Fleet to respond.
676 WB is closed, full accident response is enroute. ES-9 is pulling up.
Engine 44, Snorkel 2. BC 4. Medic 44 & Medic 27b
ES-9 wants 2 additional Medic units for a total of 4.
Two firefighters were killed in an operation on the Autobahn 2 in Brandenburg deadly. The helpers were called at an early Tuesday morning to an accident near Brandenburg on the Havel, as the police communicated.A semitrailer train hit a fire car accident at the accident site. This turned around its own axis, tipped over and buried the two firemen among themselves. The 23-year-old and his 38-year-old colleague still died at the accident site. The truck driver was injured.
The emergency personnel were first called to an accident with a small carrier. The driver had ridden the transporter onto a semitrailer, was pinched and severely injured. For the rescue operations, the police and fire brigade blocked the right and the middle lane.
About an hour after the first accident, a 55-year-old truck driver wanted to pass the left-hand lane at the accident site. For still unsettled cause he caught with his truck a police car, which stood for securing on the middle track. The semitrailer came to sway and bounced against the fire-weaving car. It tipped over and buried the two men under him.
“I can not put myself in the situation of the comrades, who had to see what happened with their comrades,” said the layer leader of the Brandenburger professional fire brigade. The forces, which were in use, were replaced and supervised by pastoral caretakers.
Since the second accident, the motorway has been blocked between the Brandenburg and Netzen junctions in the direction of Berlin. The rescue work should continue until 1 pm.
In the morning hours, there were miles of traffic jams. As the suspension was to continue for several hours, cars were returned to the last exit. An expert was on site and took the investigation into the cause of the accident.
Flags at half-mast
On public buildings the flags were set half-mast on Tuesday. “It is a tragedy that is difficult to grasp for me,” emphasized Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD). “They wanted to save lives, they themselves were killed.” That made him infinitely sad. At the Landesfeuerfeuerwehrschule in Eisenhüttenstadt (Märkisch-Oderland) was conceived with a silence minutes of the dead comrades.