Shortly after midnight on Friday, January 13, 2006, members of our department responded to a medical rescue call. “Firefighter S” was operating unit Utility 12 to respond to the call. Responding with the emergency lights and siren operating, Firefighter S began a left turn from a four lane highway to a two lane road directly in front of the Town’s Police Department. The intersection is controlled by a stop light and FF S had a green light and no oncoming traffic. Using his turn signal, FF S slowed and turned left. Utility 12 was struck from behind in the left front by a vehicle that had crossed the double yellow line into the oncoming lanes to pass the responding fire apparatus on the left and from behind. Firefighter S, who was wearing his seatbelt, was not injured. The other vehicle fled the scene. Police are seeking the other vehicle and driver on charges of hit and run. They really are out to get you! BTW our accident review board issued the following findings and recommendations: 1) The accident was preventable. 2) FF S was not at fault. 3) FF S should receive a review of accident procedures and driving SOG’s. 4) FF S may be returned to full duty. 5) The accident should be reviewed in a membership training meeting in the near future. 5) All FF’s will be refreshed in driving SOG’s and accident procedures. 6) All officers will receive training in accident investigation and documentation procedures. 7) An accident investigation kit (including digital camera) will be added to the Command vehicle. 8) The driving SOG’s and accident procedures will receive priority handling during our review of SOG’s. An accident review board was convened and has completed its investigation. Firefighter S has returned to full duty.