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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Water truck renters suspected of illegal water withdrawal from Sacramento fire hydrant #CAWater #CALaw

Water truck renters suspected of illegal water withdrawal from Sacramento fire hydrant



Drivers of a rental water truck are facing tough questions after officers observed its hose connected to a south Sacramento fire hydrant. | Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com

BY ED FLETCHER
efletcher@sacbee.com

 Shortly after noon Wednesday, Sacramento police officers decided to question the men after seeing a excess of water in the roadway and a BlueLine Rental water truck connected by hose to a city fire hydrant on the 8100 block of Elder Creek Road, said officer Justin Brown, a spokesman for the department.

Brown said the city’s utility officials were called to the scene and they would determine whether the pair was stealing city water. Utility officials were not immediately available for comment.

Because one of the men was “unlicensed,” the police department planned to tow the rental truck, Brown said. (WTF?) Brown did not specify the licensing concern.

BlueLine offers 2,000 and 4,000 gallon water trucks.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article21500601.html

Friday, January 30, 2015

LODD: WISCONSIN FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY WHILE RESPONDING IN WATER TENDER

WISCONSIN FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY WHILE RESPONDING

We regret to pass on to you that Firefighter Leslie "Les" Fryman, 58, of the Rosendale VFD (Wisconsin) died in the Line of Duty while responding on a run.,
Firefighter Fryman was a passenger in a tanker/tender responding to a mutual aid structure fire when he went unresponsive. Fellow members treated Fryman and transported him to a local hospital. Firefighter Fryman was subsequently transferred to another hospital where he succumbed to his injury seven days later. The nature and cause of fatal injury is still to be officially reported. 

Our condolences to all affected. RIP
Via The Secret List www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com