A pedestrian was struck and critically injured by a car this morning in Aledo (Texas) and an AFD Firefighter on that scene was injured after his foot over by the fire apparatus while on scene. The Aledo Firefighter was injured when the engine began to roll…and the firefighter chased after it…when his foot got caught under the tire. The apparatus rolled about 40 feet and also ran into 2 parked police cars. Initial reports indicate that the engine was set in park, but the Firefighter forgot to set the emergency brake. The FF was transported with a possible broken foot and for non-life threatening injuries.
FIREFIGHTERS TRAPPED-SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING FIRE: VIDEO w/RADIO AUDIO
Some of you may have already seen this from Loudoun County (VA), but if you have not, ABSOLUTELY take the time to watch this video-there is much to be learned by this professionally done investigative video: http://www.loudoun.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=2384
Take Care-BE CAREFUL-Set The Brake…Chock The Wheels.
The Secret List 10-30-08 / 1326 hours