A Fire Captain being a “Good Samaritan” was killed after trying to assist at a crash in Monona (near Madison, Wisconsin) on New Year’s Eve. The drunk driver that hit him has been arrested. The nearby Lake Mills Fire Department confirmed the victim, Chris Truman, was a Captain with their department.
Cops initially responded to a report of one car crash on the eastbound side of a road known as “The Beltline”, near a bridge over the Yahara River.
Fire Captain Chris Truman, in a second car, stopped (as most of us would) to assist in the first crash, and he was struck by the third car. Captain Truman was seriously hurt, treated and was taken to a local hospital where he died shortly after arrival. The driver of the third vehicle was arrested for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Our sincere condolences to all those affected by this loss. Rest In Peace.
FIREFIGHTER STRUCK / HIT & RUN IN LOUISIANA & SOUTH CAROLINA
A Baton Rouge Firefighter was struck by a vehicle while helping at the scene of a crash on New Years eve. The incident happened just after 1900 on the Scenic Highway near Bay Street in Baton Rouge.
The Firefighter was hit by a tan or beige colored SUV. They added the driver of that vehicle did not stop after the crash. The Firefighter suffered NLT injuries.
A Horry County Firefighter was injured while working a crash scene this morning. As Firefighters were working that scene, a driver struck an engine company and one of the Firefighters on scene. The Firefighter went to the hospital for treatment and is recovering.
NEW JERSEY FIREFIGHTERS BURNED:
A Silverton (NJ) Firefighter suffered several burns while trying to search a home during a house fire that broke out New Year’s morning in Toms River. Mike Mooney, a Firefighter with the Silverton VFC, was burned after a flashover occurred during a search for three residents who were unaccounted for at the 15th Street home, The three people were later found to be safe and unharmed.
FF Mooney was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released without issue, and is home resting with family and is expected to make a quick recovery. The fire was reported about 0515 hours, and Fire Capt. John Keating along with Mooney and Firefighters Max Kenny, Jason Goldstein and Salem Bahr went into the home to try to search for the three people who initial reports said were unaccounted for. During this search, conditions quickly deteriorated, prompting an immediate evacuation of the members from the structure.
HAPPY NEW YEAR is off to a rough start….
While there are numerous ways we can get hurt or killed, the two MOST COMMON ways are:
=Traumatically-Apparatus or Roadway/Highway Operations.
So…how does yours/mine/our departments current policies reflect your training & daily operations to minimize your risk for the two above causes?
Finding out now and always operating that way is a great way to kick off 2019.
Take Care. Be Careful Pass it On.
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