Emergency Vehicles & Operations News

  • Mass. Chief: Deadly Hose Incident Could Happen Anywhere

    BOSTON -- After an 82-year-old woman was killed by an unsecured hose on a passing fire truck in Cambridge, Team 5 Investigates learned it's not the first time an incident like this has happened. Gertrude King, of...

    News • January 30th, 2010

  • EMT Crashes Ambulance On Way to N.J. House Fire

    MIDDLE TOWNSHIP— On Tuesday, Jan. 26 Middle Township Ambulance Corps EMT Joseph Sims, was involved in a serious accident while driving ambulance unit 1409 at the intersection of Indian Trail Road and Route 9. According to police Sims was en-route to...

    News • January 28th, 2010

  • Fire Hose Injures Mass. Woman

    BOSTON --   An 82-year-old Somerville woman was seriously injured in Cambridge Tuesday when a hose on the side of a fire truck struck her as she was standing waiting for the vehicle to pass. A Cambridge Fire Department engine was on Massachusetts...

    News • January 27th, 2010

  • 3 Kentucky FFs Injured in Crash

    OLDHAM COUNTY, Ky. --   Several firefighters are recovering after crashing their fire truck on the way to an emergency call. Officials said the crash happened at about 1:19 a.m. Sunday 11900 block of U.S. Highway 42 in Oldham County. The vehicle...

    News • January 18th, 2010

  • Ohio Man Tried To Steal Fire Truck

    CINCINNATI -- A man was shocked with a Taser gun and taken into custody Thursday after police said he tried to steal a fire truck. The incident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on the 2700 block of North Bend...

    News • January 15th, 2010

  • N.H. Fire Vehicle Involved in Crash

    LACONIA, N.H. -- A Laconia Fire Department cruiser was involved in a crash Thursday afternoon. Officials said the fire vehicle was responding to an accident at 2:36 p.m. when it was struck by another vehicle turning left...

    News • January 7th, 2010

  • Colo. Fire Truck Gets Stuck in Hole

    DENVER -- It's not everyday you see a fire truck stuck in a hole. But that's what happened Tuesday in Denver. The truck was rounding a corner at 19th Avenue and Logan Street when it started sinking...

    News • January 5th, 2010

  • Four Tenn. FFs Hurt in Engine Roll Over

    -- Four firefighters from the White House Volunteer Fire Department who were injured responding to a wreck Sunday have been released from a hospital. According to fire officials, the firefighters were treated at Vanderbilt and released...

    News • December 29th, 2009

  • Detroit Fire Truck Slams into Vehicle

    DETROIT -- A Detroit fire truck racing to a blaze at a commercial building on Detroit's west side slammed into a vehicle Wednesday afternoon. The truck collided with the car on Buchanan Road and 14 Street...

    News • December 24th, 2009

  • Wrong Parts in Boston Truck Crash

    A Boston Fire Department contractor installed the wrong parts on Ladder 26 several months before it crashed, killing a firefighter at in early January, according to The Boston Globe.The newspaper reviewed the police report from a recent investigation...

    News • December 16th, 2009

  • 2 Fla. FFs Hurt in Tanker Rollover

    -- Crews will have to rebuild a bridge that carries traffic on the Florida Turnpike, after a fiery tractor trailer crash damaged the overpass. A semi hauling flammable cooking spray was hit by a pickup truck and caught fire...

    News • December 15th, 2009

  • Chief's Car, Taxi Collide in Wis.

    MILWAUKEE -- A fire chief responding to a natural gas leak collided with a taxi on the city's north side just before 8 a.m. Friday. According to the Milwaukee Fire Department, Battalion 2 Chief Alonzo Chapman was going...

    News • December 12th, 2009

  • No Charges in Boston Truck Death

    BOSTON -- No criminal charges will be filed in connection with a Boston Fire Department ladder truck crash that claimed the life of a fire lieutenant in January. Lt. Kevin Kelley, a 30-year veteran of the department, was...

    News • December 10th, 2009

  • Boston FF's Family Wants Trucks Replaced

    BOSTON -- The family of a Boston firefighter killed on duty says it's losing patience with city lawmakers.

    News • December 6th, 2009

  • Tire Flies Off Fla. Fire Truck, Hits People

    DANIA BEACH, Fla. --   Two people were injured Monday morning when a tire flew off a Dania Beach fire truck that was responding to a call. A representative of Dania Beach Fire Rescue said the truck was moving east in the 2300 block of Griffin Road with...

    News • November 10th, 2009