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    Default Looking for Pictures for Class

    I'm searching for aerial/tower accident pictures for use in a class I'm preparing on apparatus positioning and was hoping someone out there can help me. I'm not looking to embarrass anyone or their agency, but photos that show accidents such as poor positioning, law enforcement vehicle in the way, ladder failures, etc. are very useful.

    There are two specific pictures out there that I remember from days gone by that would be good to find. The first was a Firehouse Mag cover showing a DCFD aerial that overturned when it was short-jacked. The other was a FDNY Tower Ladder (Aerialscope) in Bushwick back in 1981 that lost its basket when a wall fell on it. I've Googled and searched WNYF Mag articles and cannot find anything.

    Any clues or ideas are helpful. Thanks in advance!
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    I know Baltimore City had a snorkel tip over once, not sure of the cause. I have seen pix out there on the internet.
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    I'll do some digging later tonight/tomorrow. I think I have the photo of one of our Snorkels on fire after being out up into wires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpita View Post
    I'll do some digging later tonight/tomorrow. I think I have the photo of one of our Snorkels on fire after being out up into wires.
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    I dont know if you are looking for this kind of information, but a very good friend of mine was killed in the line of duty. Firefighter Michael J. "Elvis" DeLane, of Rescue Company 1, Newark NJ Fire Dept. was killed on October 28, 1994 at box 3241 in the City of Newark, NJ. He and a Proby were descending an aerial ladder when the proby's equipment came into contact with a live overhead wire. Elvis used his body to shove the proby down the ladder, saving his life. Unfortunately Elvis also contacted the lines, and fell to the ground. He died as a result of injuries sustained.

    Rest in Peace Mikey, We love you!!!

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    Sorry I forgot to get back to you. This is the picture I had in mind:

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    PM me with your email, I can provide more photos and details.

    Also, here's a bonus:

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    It this what you wanted?????
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    Here's a recent fire in Texas. The apparatus was downhill from a chemical fire. A total loss of the apparatus.
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    Thanks for the pictures as they are a big help. Does anyone out there collect FH Mag's have the DCFD aerial on its side picture? It was on the cover, but can't remember how long it was (back in the 90's).
    John E. Burruss, NREMT-P
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