I am suprised no one posted this yet, a freind of mine went by shortly after it happened and send me pic on cell phone. Looks like it was a hell of a ride but thankfull every one is ok
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Thread: MT Vernon Fire Truck Wreck
05-10-2008, 01:47 PM #1
MT Vernon Fire Truck Wreck
05-10-2008, 03:14 PM #2
I was just coming on here to post about it!
We were very fortunate that no one was injured in the accident. Both guys were wearing their seatbelts. The incident is officially under investigation by the ISP, so I don't want to tell too much about it. It does not appear that speed was the contributing factor however. From what I know about that truck and the road they were traveling on, I KNOW they weren't going excessively fast by any means.
The truck was a 1995 75' platform. It was actually a reserve aerial that was put into service while the primary one was getting some work done to it. If anyone wants to see more pics, I'll post some on our Union's website. www.iafflocal738.org
05-10-2008, 05:31 PM #3
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05-10-2008, 06:18 PM #4
haha..I didn't even notice I did that. Just dreaming I guess! The truck is a 75' stick. Thanks for the correction.
05-10-2008, 10:12 PM #5
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- DuBois, IL - just south of I-64 in the middle of the state
Is your other aerial a platform? Maybe that's where you got mixed up.
Just trying to help.
See you for supper tomorrow.Jack Boczek, Chief
Ashley Community Fire Protection District
05-10-2008, 11:25 PM #6
Glad to see no one was hurt.IAFF-IACOJ PROUD
05-11-2008, 12:32 AM #7
I got the pic sent to me on my cell that night. Where did it happen on 42nd? That looks like it's in a rural spot.
Very, very glad that no one was hurt.
05-11-2008, 07:57 AM #8
No...they're both sticks... We've just been looking platforms to replace that one, so I had platforms on the mind. I guess the process just got sped up a bit!
Mike, it was just north of Woodglen Acres on N 42nd. South of those tracks before you get to Richview Road, the real rough ones.
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