05-26-2003, 07:55 AM #1
FDNY firehouses rammed by mystery van
NEW YORK (AP) - The front doors of four firehouses in Brooklyn
were damaged by a driver who rammed a van into them early Saturday.
One of the doors had been damaged so badly that firefighters at the
station could not respond to two calls.
"You can't describe this as anything but outrageous," Fire
Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta said at a news conference. "They
not only endangered the lives of firefighters, they endangered the
lives of everyone in this community.
None of the firehouses were among the six that were scheduled to
be closed on Sunday. But Commissioner Scoppetta said security
measures would be taken nearby the firehouses to be closed and
those that were struck.
Officials said the van struck Engine 217 in Bedford-Stuyvesant
at about 4:40 a.m., but caused minor damage. The driver then struck
Engine 235, also in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The doors to both
firehouses will be repaired.
The van then rammed the door of Engine 230 on Park Avenue and
finally, Engine 210 in Fort Greene. The doors of both firehouses
were extensively damaged
Engine company 210 missed a call to a medical emergency, and a
call to the Brooklyn Navy yard, which turned out to be a false
alarm. The medical emergency was handled by Emergency Medical
No injuries were reported in any of the incidents, and no
arrests have been made officials said.
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05-26-2003, 07:19 PM #2
People are stupid, ain't they?No longer an explorer, but I didn't wanna lose my posts.
05-26-2003, 07:45 PM #3
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