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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Cullman Firefighters Injured

Cullman Fire Department

From the Cullman Times:

Three Cullman firefighters were injured Saturday when their fire truck rolled over at the intersection of Highway 157 and Childhaven Road.

Although the truck is a total loss, Cullman Fire Department Chief Mike Hackney said Saturday evening that all three officers had been treated and released from Cullman Regional Medical Center.

“I’ve talked with a couple of them since they got home, and all three are OK, but they’re going to be sore for a couple of days,” Hackney said in a telephone interview from home.

Hackney said family members of the firefighters had requested their names not be released.

The accident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. while officers were responding to a fire call at Cullman Regional Medical Center. The fire truck left the road, struck a utility pole and overturned before coming to rest along the roadside.

The Cullman Police Department and Vinemont Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene of the accident, which is under investigation by CPD.

Hackney said wet roads might have caused the accident.

Below are a few pictures of the engine from the scene and from the city yard. I thank God that they are ok. It could have been a lot worse than it was.

This is a picture I took of Engine 514 back in May of this year...

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

BFRS Apartment Fire

Birmingham Fire & Rescue

Birmingham Firefighters responded to an apartment fire in the 1700 blk of Alemeda Court. Upon arrival, Engine 15 reported a working fire and laid a 5" supply line.

Companies on the scene included:
  • Engine 15
  • Engine 24
  • Engine 25
  • Quint 20
  • Rescue 25
  • Battalion 1
Fast work contained the damage to one apartment.