Emergency Vehicles & Operations News

  • 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

  • Idaho Truck Crashes After Tiller Left Behind

    A Boise Tiller truck leaving the station collided with a pickup truck after leaving the rear the rear driver behind, according to KIVI-TV. The ladder truck had just left Fire Station 5 to respond to a call when the tail end of the truck swung and hit the...

    News • October 30th, 2009

  • Two Responding FDNY Rigs Collide

    Oct. 24--A dozen New York City firefighters were hurt -- including a seriously injured driver who got trapped in an overturned vehicle -- when two trucks rushing to a gas leak collided in a Brooklyn intersection Saturday morning, officials...

    News • October 25th, 2009

  • Six Hurt in Pa. Fire Truck Crash

    --   Six firefighters were taken to a hospital after their truck was involved in a crash early Saturday morning in Clearfield County. The incident happened around 4 a.m.

    News • October 11th, 2009

  • Ill. FF Injured in Ambulance/Deer Crash

    A Mattoon, Ill. firefighter was hospitalized the night of Oct. 7 after the ambulance he was riding in collided with a deer, according to the Journal Gazette and Times-Courier.

    News • October 9th, 2009

  • S.C. Fire Trucks Shot, Not Useable

    PAULINE, S.C. -- Someone shot the Glenn Springs-Pauline Fire Station No. 2. The shooting happened sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning at the station on Blackstock Road.

    News • September 24th, 2009

  • Florida Firefighters Battle Sports Store 2-Alarmer

    No one was injured, but one firefighter received back injuries while putting out the fire.

    News • November 1st, 2007

  • NVFC, USFA Launch Web-Based Training Information for Safe Emergency Vehicle Operations

    This innovative, web-based educational program includes an emergency vehicle safety best practices self-assessment, standard operating guideline examples, and behavioral motivation techniques to enhance emergency vehicle safety

    News • October 12th, 2005

  • Restoration of Eastpointe's 1921 Fire Truck in Michigan

    It won't be long until Eastpointe firefighters can brag about having Macomb County's flashiest fire truck.

    News • April 7th, 2005