At what continues to be the greatest risk for Firefighter, EMS and other responders, another fire apparatus was struck and damaged Monday – with two Firefighters being injured. This latest crash happened north of Calgary.
Companies initially responded to a crash near Highway 581 on the southbound lanes of Highway 2 east of Carstairs. While crews were working that incident, another collision occurred severley damaging the rig and causing NLT injuries to two Firefighters.
Firefighter Jason Dyck nearly got killed on Monday. “My head is such a blur right now,” Dyck said on Tuesday. “I’m happy to be alive and I’m happy that nobody got seriously injured.” Dyck was standing outside his fire truck after responding to a crash on Highway 2 near Carstairs.
That’s when an SUV drove by and slammed into the back end of the fire truck. Five people inside the fire truck were injured, including another firefighter with the Carstairs Fire Department, a tow truck operator and three people who had been involved in the initial collision. They all suffered minor injuries.
Dyck said he only had a few seconds to react when he noticed the SUV hurtling towards him.
“It was so fast that I had enough time to yell at my guys to tell them to brace for impact and that was about it. Our fire truck went off to my left and debris from the other car went off to the right,” he said.
VIDEO OF THE CRASH:
A tow truck’s dash cam was rolling when a vehicle rear-ended the fire truck:
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