A leading killer of firefighters: crashing the truck on the way to a call

Lights flashing and siren blaring, the ambulance stopped at a red light, checking for traffic. The firefighter at the wheel eased forward. Halfway through the intersection, his partner saw the truck. “I said, ‘This is going to hurt,’ ” Montgomery County firefighter Robert Sito, 27, told accident investigators later that day at Suburban Hospital in…read more

Ambulance, Fire Truck Collide in Montgomery County.

A Montgomery County firefighter was seriously injured when a fire truck and ambulance crashed into each other while responding to a hazardous materials situation Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred at Parkland Drive and Aspen Hill Road in Rockville. The fire truck and ambulance were coming from different stations. Read more: http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Ambulance-Fire-Truck-Collide-in-Montgomery-County-279475022.html…read more

Fire truck involved in Clermont County crash.

JACKSON TOWNSHIP —One firefighter was hurt when a fire truck crashed in Clermont County on Monday. The crash happened near the intersection of Jackson Pike and Riggs Lane around 10 a.m. Troopers said the truck’s driver was eastbound, returning to the station from ladder training, when he moved right to give an oncoming vehicle more…read more

Seven Injured in Crash Involving Calif. Tiller.

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Four firefighters and three drivers were hospitalized Saturday after a chain-reaction crash involving a ladder truck that was rushing to a kitchen fire in Northern California, authorities said. The ladder truck had its sirens on when it collided with a car at a street intersection, causing it to strike at least…read more