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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Fatal TC: Responding Apparatus Crash - Water Tender

Fatal Responding Apparatus Crash (From The Secret List)
The Secret List - Link -5-20-08 / 1744 hours
Hey... A 60-year-old woman was killed Saturday night after being struck by a responding Rural/Metro Fire vehicle in Pima Count, AZ..
The Fire tender (support vehicle) was on its way to a car fire, using lights and sirens, just before 1900 hours when police say, the apparatus driver ran a stop sign.
The Firefighter who was driving the tender suffered minor injuries and has since been placed on paid administrative leave. An engine company that was responding to the car fire initially was able to handle the fire.
No citations have been issued, the sheriff's traffic unit is investigating and will turn the case over to the Pima County Attorney's Office to determine if charges will be filed.
Considering all the recent apparatus crashes, what do YOU THINK the apparatus drivers would do, if given the chance, to do it again? Yeah-exactly.

Take Care-BE CAREFUL. STOP at Red lights and STOP signs....these outcomes are not worth the rush. BillyG

Tags:Firefighter, apparatus driver, fire tender, support vehicle, Water Tender, engine company, traffic unit