As you will recall, the Provincetown (Cape Cod, MA) VFD’s only aerial ladder was destroyed in early November when one of their members had it out for a drive with a female civilian on board. And now, local police have charged the Provincetown Firefighter with driving under the influence of alcohol, stemming from that crash on Nov. 9. FF Elias Martinez, 21, was cited today by the cops after receiving his hospital medical records from the day of the wreck. FF Martinez, a steward with the PFD’s ladder company, also faces a criminal charge of operating a vehicle negligently so as to endanger and charges of speeding and failing to use caution at an intersection, based on an accident reconstruction report.
=UPDATE: GERMAN FIREFIGHTER LODD & INJURED/PHOTOS OF RECOVERY:
The Firefighter who was killed in the Line of Duty was 24 years old and married about 2 months ago. 3 of the 4 critically injured FF’s are stable…and one of those was the Incident Commander. The 4th FF is being kept comatose by the doctors and remains in critical condition.