Apparatus Accidents: Nobody Wins

Of the 110 firefighters killed in the line of duty, 25 of them lost their lives while responding to or returning from alarms, many in preventable accidents.

As you can see, absolutely nobody wins when a major fire apparatus accident occurs. There are many emergency vehicle operators carrying the heavy burden of having been in a major apparatus accident. Do not let it happen to you or someone you know. Have them take five minutes and read this column, so that they might understand the consequences of their actions. Who knows, it may inspire some to take an emergency vehicle operators' course. Why? Because the risks are too great, the stakes are too high and the results are too tragic. Remember when fire apparatus are involved in accidents nobody wins.