We regret to pass on that 2 Senior Firefighters from the Samoan Fire Bureau Division (Pacific Island) were killed and two other firefighters were seriously injured in the Line of Duty when the fire truck (commercial cab) crashed at a sharp curb on the road from Afono heading down the mountain-road Thursday morning.
The 4 Firefighters were returning to quarters after responding to a fire in Afono when the deadly crash occurred. The crash is allegedly attributed to problems with the fire truck’s brakes. Apparently the Firefighters worked on pumping out the remaining water inside the truck tanks, to keep the vehicle light before heading back to the main fire station. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest in Peace.