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On 7/2/2020, Boston Fire Department Tower Ladder 10 was dispatched for a confirmed structure fire in District 9. While responding on South Huntington Avenue, it was involved in an accident with an SUV, puncturing the right front tire, tearing off an outrigger, and causing additional cosmetic damage to the apparatus. Multiple BFD command staff and mechanics, along with Boston EMS and Boston Police, responded to the scene and assisted five members of Tower Ladder 10 as well as the occupants of the SUV. All members of the company were transported as a precaution. The cause is under investigation.

Sean Fesko/911 ERV

crash scene in Boston involving a fire truck
Sean Fesko/911 ERV
crash scene in Boston involving a fire truck
Sean Fesko/911 ERV
crash scene in Boston involving a fire truck
Sean Fesko/911 ERV
crash scene in Boston involving a fire truck
Sean Fesko/911 ERV
Boston FD Tower Ladder 10 was damaged in a crash
Sean Fesko/911 ERV
crash scene in Boston involving a fire truck
Sean Fesko/911 ERV

A Cessna Skyhawk skidded off a runway after landing at the Chicago Executive Airport Thursday evening 4/2/20. Only the pilot was onboard and he was able to get out of the plane that came to rest about two feet of water in a drainage ditch alongside the runway.

plane skids off the runway at Chicago Executive Airport
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Freightliner/Horton Type I ambulance
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plane misses runway at Chicago Executive Airport
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Ford Police Intercepters
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Rosenbauer America IHC Timberwolf fire engine
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sunset photo of Rosenbauer America IHC Timberwolf 4x4 fire engine
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A multi-vehicle MVC on I-95, sent two people to the hospital Wednesday morning 04-December at 03:24. The accident occurred in Colleton County (SC) near the 55 mile marker northbound, west of Walterboro, when a northbound Peterbilt tractor trailer lost control while traveling at a high rate of speed. The truck entered the median and struck multiple trees, causing one pine tree to fall across the northbound lanes of the Interstate.

trees destroyed by tractor trailer crash
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The truck overturned and came to rest approximately 30 feet into the wooded area. The cab suffered massive damage and was in several pieces. The engine and entire drive train were ejected from the chassis, landing approximately 60 feet away. The hot engine started a woods fire. The bulk of the cab was wrapped around a tree with the steering wheel on one side and the driver’s seat on the other. The truck driver was trapped in the seat. He suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was in critical condition. The truck’s saddle tanks ruptured soaking the scene and the patient with diesel fuel.

trees on fire after truck crash
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Firefighters rescue the driver of a tractor trailer crash
Barry McRoy photo

The truck was hauling an intermodal tank which was labeled with a placard indicating it contained diesel fuel, however it was later found to be improperly labeled and contained hazardous chemicals. The tank was not breached and did not leak any contents.

Firefighters inspect the scene of a tractor trailer crash
Barry McRoy photo

Shortly after the truck crashed, a northbound Ford F150 pickup struck the fallen tree causing the driver to lose control. The pickup truck entered the median, struck several trees and also overturned north of the burning woods. The driver was wearing a seatbelt and received only minor injuries.

A passenger car then struck the tree and also entered the median and struck several trees. The two occupants were not injured. Shortly thereafter a second semitruck struck the fallen tree. He was able to stop in the breakdown lane. The driver was not injured.

A third semi-truck struck the tree, but was able to stop which blocked the highway and prevented other vehicles from striking the tree. The occupants of the second and third trucks ran to assist the injured people. 9-1-1 was flooded with reports of the accident.

Colleton County Fire-Rescue units arrived on the dark stretch of Interstate to find multiple vehicles stopped around the scene, tree pieces and wood debris scattered around the roadway, the woods in the median on fire, and several vehicles in the median.

aftermath of semi truck crash
Barry McRoy photo

Firefighter-Paramedics immediately requested additional personnel and apparatus to respond to the scene. Crews began checking on the vehicles and the wooded area for patients. A handline was deployed from Engine 1 to extinguish the fire and lighting was set up to illuminate the accident site. The critically injured truck driver was located, trapped in the wreckage. He was making attempts to get out of the damaged cab. Firefighter-Paramedics placed a medical helicopter on standby and deployed Holmatro Rescue Tools to the truck. Crews were able to use hand tools and worked the man free from the remains of the cab. They treated his severe injuries and controlled the bleeding, then transported him emergent in Fire-Rescue Medic 1 to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center to meet with the C.A.R.E. Flight crew.

The patient was soaked in diesel fuel and could not be flown in the helicopter. The Flight Crew then rode in Medic 1 to assist with patient care while the patient was transported emergent to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston.

aftermath of semi truck crash
Barry McRoy photo

The driver of the Ford pickup truck was transported to Colleton Medical Center by Fire-Rescue Medic 26. No other patients required ambulance transport to a medical facility. Traffic on I-95 northbound in the area of the accident was completely blocked. Sheriff’s deputies shutdown the northbound lanes of the Interstate at Exit 53, detouring traffic to Sniders Hwy (SC Hwy. 63). While working the traffic assignment, a northbound tractor trailer struck a Sheriff’s vehicle, totaling the fully marked Dodge Charger. The deputy was not in the car and was able to run out of the way to avoid injury. Traffic remained heavy through Walterboro most of the morning as detoured vehicles slowly made their way through town. Recovery crews and SCDOT worked all morning to clear the accident site. The SC Highway Patrol and State Transport Police are investigating the crash. 

Engine 1, Rescue 1, Medic 1, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 27, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander. 

Barry W. McRoy –Fire Chief Colleton County Fire-Rescue

Chicago Transit Authority elevated train derailment
Tim Olk photo
Chicago Transit Authority elevated train derailment
Tim Olk photo
Chicago Transit Authority elevated train derailment
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Chicago Transit Authority elevated train derailment
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Chicago Transit Authority elevated train derailment
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Chicago firefighters were called to rescue a tree trimmer that was stuck upside down, roughly 75 feet in the air with a fractured leg.

accident leaves tree worker upside down with fractured leg
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accident leaves tree worker upside down with fractured leg
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accident leaves tree worker upside down with fractured leg
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accident leaves tree worker upside down with fractured leg
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Chicago Executive Airport – Aircraft emergency 12/5/18

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  – Prospect Heights and Wheeling Fire Departments

The aircraft with 2 souls on board circled for approximately 90 minutes to burn off excess fuel before landing. The pilot did an excellent job bringing it in with no injuries and minor damage to the airframe.

Prospect Heights FPD apparatus at airport standby

Prospect Heights FPD photo

Prospect Heights FPD apparatus at airport standby

Prospect Heights FPD photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

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Wheeling FD and Prospect Heights FPD apparatus at airport standby

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Prospect Heights FPD apparatus at airport standby

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1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

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1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

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1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

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1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

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1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

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1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

Prospect Heights FPD apparatus at airport standby. after Cessna lands with unlocked front gear

Prospect Heights FPD photo

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear  lands at Chicago Executive Airport

Dan McInerney photo

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Scottsdale Rescue 10/02/2018 – E McDowell Rd & N 77th St: A swift water rescue in Scottsdale, AZ. This was due to flash flooding from the tropical depression that hit the Phoenix area on the 1st and 2nd of October. No injuries to the victim and or the rescue team.

swift water rescue in Scottsdale AZ

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swift water rescue in Scottsdale AZ

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swift water rescue in Scottsdale AZ

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swift water rescue in Scottsdale AZ

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swift water rescue in Scottsdale AZ

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swift water rescue in Scottsdale AZ

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swift water rescue in Scottsdale AZ

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Scottsdale FD Engine 601

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Phoenix FD Heavy Rescue 8

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