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    Exclamation Missouri Fire Truck Rams into Mailbox:

    This is a month old, but I think applicable to Emergency Vehicle Operations.

    The crash occurred just minutes upon receiving the call for help. Four firefighters were in the engine truck headed to a residence Saturday on Route V in Linn Creek.

    According to Mid-County Chief Ron Gentry, the driver of the fire engine is a certified firefighter and has completed an extensive driving course. He has been with the district for a few years, he said.

    According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the 2002 Spartan firetruck was being driven by James M. Emery, 18, of Camdenton when he entered a left hand curve and ran off the right side of the road and struck a mailbox and driveway.
    Hummmm...I wonder WHAT caused this accident...operator inexperience; operator's age; entering a turn too fast; vehicle malfunction? Probably 75% of the above. Fortunately nobody was seriously injured or killed. I think also, that the USPS should be held [partially] libable...for making rural residents place their "boxs" so close to the road. Very dangerous as is evident here!

    So much for the extensive dirving course.
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    WOW he's 18 years old and a certified firefighter and taken a drivers course.
    What DRIVERS ED?!?!? Christ the kid is barely out of high school.....he should not be driving a fire engine code to any call. Maybe back..

    this is just my opinion..
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