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

     

Thursday, November 15, 2012

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.



 

 

 

 


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