OK, so maybe we need a little more enlighting on this subject since it is still happening, people we need to use our heads here, and for godsake take two seconds to "CLICK IT"! This is where I will post bad things that happen for not wearing a seatbelt. These post are mainly from "The Secretlist "@ Firefighterclosecalls.com.
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Camden County (Georgia) Firefighter John Glenn was seriously injured this morning in a crash while operating a 3,000 gallon water tanker. FF Glenn was returning to his firehouse after completing training in Woodbine, GA, when his unit was involved in a single vehicle rollover. The crash, which occurred at 1049 hours, was found by a passing motorist who called 911. FF Glenn had been ejected and found on the side of the road lying in the ditch. Camden County F/R treated and stabilized FF Glenn's injuries and he was taken by helicopter to a Jacksonville hospital. The cause of the crash is under investigation. At the time of this release, FF Glenn was listed in stable condition and was still undergoing tests.
I felt this was worthy of adding because these firefighters were using thier heads,
3 Asheville (N.C.) Firefighters were slightly hurt, but no serious injuries, after the apparatus they were responding in lost control and flipped on its side this morning. The pumper was en route to an automatic fire alarm when the crash happened around 0600 hours. They were traveling eastbound when it lost control, left the right side of the road and struck two telephone poles and two parked cars. The truck reentered the roadway and flipped onto its passenger side. The 3 Firefighters on the apparatus were buckled in and escaped serious injury. What caused the truck to lose control remains under investigation but it was going down a hill, in the rain. The apparatus sustained significant damage.
MO. APPARATUS RESPONDING-FF EJECTED: Around 0500 hours this morning, a Lebanon Rural FD (MO) engine company was responding to a structure fire when they rolled over in Laclede County (MO) critically injuring one Firefighter. A total of 4 Firefighters were in the apparatus and it is reported that 3 of them had safety belts on, but the one Firefighter who did not was thrown from the apparatus and was pinned under the apparatus for around 30 minutes prior to extrication.
FATHER & SON OKLAHOMA FIREFIGHTERS CRASH-FATHER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY
2 SEPARATE VEHICLES, HEAD ON INTO EACH OTHER WHILE OPERATING AT A GRASS FIRE
NO SEAT BELTS USED IN EITHER VEHICLE
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It is with deep regret that we advise you that a Firefighter (Father) was killed
in the Line of Duty, and 2 others were injured yesterday afternoon after being
involved in a head-on crash with his FF Son. Some media reports are reporting that
both were killed, but we can't confirm that yet.
Firefighter John C. Myers, 61, of Pittsburg (OK) was driving a Wesley FD apparatus
at 1520 hours when he crashed with his son, Juston Myers, 31, of Pittsburg. The
2 were involved in fighting the grass fire and collided due to heavy smoke and poor
John C. Myers, the Firefighter/Father was trapped in the fire apparatus for over
1½ hours and was pronounced dead at the scene. Juston Myers, the Firefighter Son,
was driving his pickup truck, suffered trunk and external injuries and was treated
at the scene. FF Juston Myers' passenger, FF Clayton Rice, 30, was taken to a nearby
hospital with head, leg and arm injuries. Seat belts were not in use in either vehicle.
Initial reports are that there was so much smoke clouding the rural roads that the
two never saw each other and collided head on. Updates to follow.
As always, our sincere condolences to all affected-especially the Wesley FD and
the Myers Family.
An apparatus crash in Vermont at 1311 hours today killed Volunteer Firefighter 55-year old FF Kenneth Frizzell of the Charleston VFD in the Line of Duty. He lost his life when the fire apparatus rolled as he was returning from a run, lost control on a steep hill and hit a telephone poll. FF Frizzell was tragically ejected from the apparatus and died at the scene. FF Frizzell was the only occupant in the vehicle. Witnesses of the crash observed the apparatus to be traveling at a unusual speed for the steep grade of the road prior to the crash.