a 3000 gallon fire department tanker/tender was returning to quarters when
it crashed. It appears that the driver may have had a medical emergency.
A South Berwick Firefighter was driving the vehicle to the scene of a
chimney fire in the nearby town of Eliot. The 3,000-gallon tanker
truck was cancelled while responding-and was turning the tanker around,
returning to quarters when the crash happened.
Firefighter Adam Leach,31 , who drives an oil tank truck for a living, was not
seriously injured but was placed on unpaid sick leave following the accident
with a torn finger tendon and a few bumps and bruises. "We think (the
crash) might have been caused by a medical problem," said South Berwick
Fire Chief George Gorman, who did not elaborate.
FIRE APPARATUS CRASH-Civilian Driver Strikes Backing Rig
A man speeding early Sunday morning died after slamming into
a Houston FD apparatus. An HFD fire truck was returning from a call around 4
a.m., backing into the parking lot of fire station #74.
A witness, who was driving east along the road, said she
stopped her vehicle and watched the truck slowly back into the station's
parking lot with its lights flashing. A white Mitsubishi then passed her at a
high rate of speed and slammed into the fire truck. The driver made no
attempt to slow down or stop before crashing into the truck. Firefighters tried
to help the driver but he was pronounced dead at the scene. No one in the fire
truck was injured.
CURRENT MIDDLE EAST WAR: FF INJURED:
As we have seen with war in Iraq and Afghanistan, Firefighters also become
causalities of war. A Firefighter was seriously wounded yesterday during an
artillery attack on the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council district. The
Firefighter, a man in his 20s, suffered serious head injuries while
the community he was operating in was being shelled by Gaza.
The Firefighter was treated at the scene by medics and then rushed to
Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva, Israel, where he was admitted in serious
condition. He had taken cover on the ground, under a firetruck, and
bleeding from his head. We wish him and all Firefighters
impacted by this current battle, the best.
GIFT FOR YOUR FIREFIGHTERS AND A CRITICAL FUND RAISER FOR SAFETY, HEALTH &
The Safety, Health & Survival (SHS) Section of the
IAFC has once again produced its popular pocket-sized safety
planner/calendar as a FUND RAISER for the section. The IAFC
SHS runs exclusively on dues and this annual fund raiser.
The planner is packed full of firefighter survival information that
provides useful, simple messages that firefighters and officers can apply to
fire/rescue operations or in their personal lives.
WE KNOW. Times are tough-real tough-but this is a real low
cost way to recognize your personnel and help raise some operating bucks for
(Note-your order really matters-as stated
about, the IAFC SHS raises 100% of its funding from section membership dues and
fundraisers such as this. The cost is just $1.50...please consider
helping as best you can-thanks!)