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Thursday, November 15, 2012

TWO FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN GERMANY-APPARATUS AND RESPONDING FIREFIGHTER POV CRASH WHILE RESPONDING

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We regret to advise you that 2 Firefighters from Heinsberg County in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany have died as a result from a vehicle crash while responding to a fire call. 

The Firefighters from the City of Erkelenz were responding to a working structure fire when their apparatus struck oncoming traffic and flipped-see photos below. Sadly the driver of the struck car was a 19 year old Volunteer firefighter on his way to the firehouse for the run. He reportedly ran head on into the apparatus on a curve- and drifted over the center line directly into the path of the pumper.
Both the driver of the car (a Firefighter) and the driver of the fire apparatus died on scene, the rest of the crew were severely injured and airlifted. The car was demolished by the impact and the pumper overturned. Both drivers were killed immediately and two other firefighters in the engine were seriously injured. One of them age 39 was flown by helicopter to Aachen in critical condition. The other, age 30, was transported to Erklenz in serious condition. Our condolences to all affected. RIP.

SCENE PHOTOS HERE: http://www.wieboldtv.de/2feuerwehrmaenner-tot.html
German Media Newspaper link:
http://www.aachener-zeitung.de/lokales/euregio-detail-az/2908442/Feuerwehrwagen-kollidiert-mit-Auto-Zwei-Tote-ein-Schwerverletzter

 

NOTE THAT IN August of 2011, the Heinsberg County F.D. lost another Firefighter in a traffic accident involving a fire truck.

Thanks to Al J for the heads up and details on this tragic crash.

 

 

REMEMBERING 6 "FORGOTTEN" BOSTON FIREFIGHTERS

Seventy years ago today, 6 Boston Firefighters lost their lives in the Line of Duty fighting a restaurant fire in East Boston. The Luongo Restaurant fire came to be known as the “forgotten fire,” because just 13 days after the tragedy, the Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire in Boston claimed almost 500 lives and became a major national news story.
But today the BFD and the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center unveiled a granite memorial to the 6 Firefighters in Maverick Square, next to the site where the fire happened. The memorial features the names and pictures of the fallen Firefighters. The Firefighters who died on Nov. 15, 1942 were Edward Macomber, John Foley, Peter McMorrow, Francis Degan, Daniel McGuire and Malachi Reddington...and now will be properly remembered forever.  RIP.

MORE HERE: http://www.wbur.org/2012/11/15/east-boston-fire-memorial

Take Care-BE CAREFUL.

BillyG

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