On September 5, 2002, our department suffered a great tragedy. Firefighter Jason Jackson Hampton was killed while responding to a fire call. Jason was driving a 2,000 gallon tanker when it left the road and over turned. According to witnesses, including a police officer, Jason was not running emergency traffic, nor was he speeding. He was wearing his seat belt. This tragedy should be a reminder to all firefighters that the equipment we drive and operate is dangerous.
We all miss him and we'll never forget him.
i thought i would post this after reading about the south Dakota ffer.
R.I.P. to all our fallen firefighters
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04-17-2006, 12:13 PM #1
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04-17-2006, 10:26 PM #2
Thanks for the post....I'm sorry to hear that.
I have been in the vol. fire dept for 3 months now and we have a 3000 gal. tanker. I have driven it a couple of times (non-emergency situations) and it is a weird feeling driving somthing that big. I know your friend was probably a very safe driver. We all need to stop and think before we crawl in the seat of something like that and not be complacent. We need to take the precautions like we did when it is our first time to drive one.
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