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    Red face Apparatus Crashes into Station:

    A Kansas City fire truck crashed into a downtown fire station on Wednesday, according to KCTV. The firehouse at Ninth Street and The Paseo sustained significant damage. Pieces of concrete were strewn in the parking area and one chunk landed on top of the apparatus.

    No firefighters were injured in the crash.
    From watching the 'raw video' of the scene from above, I would guess that the T/T was exiting the station, and for some reason the tiller hit the center support column, causing it to crash down on the rear portion of the ladder.

    Mabye the tiller steering failed or was turned to the left after it was staged in the station...'interesting.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1OLDTIMER View Post
    Mabye the tiller steering failed or was turned to the left after it was staged in the station...'interesting.'
    Or perhaps they left without the tillerman......Which has happened in Philly several times, but not recently.......
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    Ouch...

    Feel bad for the operator, glad everyone is okay.
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    I'm aware of a few garage doors being shut before the tiller cab cleared the door. Big mess. But nothing taking out the support colume of the station.

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    Skid-Steer Operator doesn't seem to have a background for removing debris from an expensive rig. He started to pull the bottom of the column outward and was stopped by the officer, who points to the top of the column resting against the ladder. If the operator had continued to work the bottom out, it would have dragged all the way down across the compartment doors. News team didn't film long enough to see if the skid-steer had enough pulling power with the strap to pull the column away from the rig. It was going to be pretty close even before he started to pull the bottom out, because brick density is about 1.7, so a piece of column 1 1/2' x 4' x 12' would weigh a little over 7,000 lbs. Pulling power on the skid steer would be about 3,000 lbs at best. Kinda curious as to how they made out with tilting the column away from the rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donethat View Post
    I'm aware of a few garage doors being shut before the tiller cab cleared the door. Big mess. But nothing taking out the support colume of the station.
    That can be prevented by installing THESE...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1OLDTIMER View Post
    That can be prevented by installing THESE...
    What, the bollards? We have em'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireSquad911 View Post
    What, the bollards? We have em'...
    I think he meant the bi-fold doors...which can still be closed (and much faster) prior to the entire trailer leaving the station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    I think he meant the bi-fold doors...which can still be closed (and much faster) prior to the entire trailer leaving the station.
    Oh, OK.....
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