Fire Truck crashes into hillside after brakes fail

DRAPER — Some local firefighters had quite the scare Friday when the brakes on their fire truck went out, causing them to crash into a hillside. Fortunately everyone was wearing a seat belt, no one was injured, and only the fire truck sustained damage. Jeremy Robertson, a captain with the Unified Fire Authority, said they…read more

Napa County fire engine wrecked in crash

A Napa County fire engine rolled down an embankment on a winding rural road Saturday morning, destroying the engine and sending two volunteer firefighters to the hospital. The accident occurred on Wooden Valley Road east of Napa around 11:30 a.m. after the two volunteers had been sent to a motorcycle accident in the area, said Capt.…read more

12 are injured in fire truck crash, including two children and grandmother

The fire truck, with four firefighters inside, was rushing to a blaze. The paramedic truck, with three firefighters inside, was heading to the hospital with two young children and their grandmother. The two red emergency vehicles, lights flashing and sirens blaring, crossed paths near Miami’s hospital district. Neither stopped for the other, and the resulting…read more

Oakland Firefighter Critically Injured When Truck Tips Over at Airport

An Oakland firefighter was hospitalized in critical condition after a fire truck tipped over during a training exercise at Oakland International Airport. A spokesperson said that no airport operations were affected when the Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting rig, or ARFF, lost control on a taxiway just before 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning. “The firefighter was…read more