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Finally, an update on the apparatus accident we first reported in this column in the September 2000 issue. Thankfully, we can report that all of the injured firefighters are on the road to recovery and are expected to recover fully. Also, the insurance company has totaled the tiller aerial ladder involved in the accident.
Michael Wilbur, a Firehouse® contributing editor, is an FDNY lieutenant in Ladder Company 27 in the Bronx and a firefighter in the Howells, NY, Fire Department. He is an adjunct instructor at the New York State Academy of Fire Science and the Orange County Fire Training Center. Wilbur has developed and presented emergency vehicle operator courses throughout the country and has consulted on a variety of fire apparatus issues.