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Firefighters go from victims to rescuers after ambulance crash

The firefighters were injured in the collision but helped the other victims before other crews arrived

By FireRescue1 Staff

BATAVIA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — After being involved in a four-vehicle crash, three Ohio firefighters immediately started tending to the other victims.

The Tuesday afternoon incident occurred when a car stopped at a red light was rear-ended, pushing both vehicles into the intersection, slamming into the firefighters' ambulance and another car, according to the Enquirer.

"It sounded like a bomb going off," Stonelick Township Fire Chief Matthew Rose said.

Chief Rose, along with the assistant chief and the trio of firefighters that were in the damaged ambulance helped the other motorists involved in the crash until other crews arrived.

The accident completely totaled one of the cars; firefighters have to cut open the wreckage to free one of the victims.

Despite heavy damage to the vehicles, only minor injuries were reported.

The three firefighters, Firefighter/EMT Greg Williams, Firefighter/EMT Jake Rose, and Firefighter Marcus Rose were taken to the hospital for treatment. Jake and Marcus are Chief Rose's nephews.

"I'm really proud of my guys. They stepped up and took care of what needed to be taken care of," Rose said.

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Matt Barhum Matt Barhum Thursday, November 08, 2012 11:18:28 AM good job guys.. keep up the good work..
Rachel Lyndsey Farish Rachel Lyndsey Farish Thursday, November 08, 2012 11:20:22 AM That is an awesome story! It is scary when rescue personnel are involved in accidents and most will not help because they were involved. Way to go guys for stepping up to task!
Adam Jeske Adam Jeske Thursday, November 08, 2012 11:27:27 AM Great job by the Rose family as well as Firefighter Williams for stepping up when duty called! True heroes!
Soo Mullen Soo Mullen Thursday, November 08, 2012 11:37:23 AM I would expect nothing less from the Rose family...known for their bravery and valor as they care for others....thank you always make us proud!
Leanna Christie Leanna Christie Thursday, November 08, 2012 1:44:11 PM So proud of my father Greg Williams. I have always looked up to him, and this is an example of why! :) Love you Dad.
Lorraine Sebolt Lorraine Sebolt Thursday, November 08, 2012 2:01:05 PM AWESOME!!!
Becky Williams Becky Williams Thursday, November 08, 2012 4:49:45 PM Glad he's ok!!!! Just heard the details from Wes and the article!
T.J. Petry T.J. Petry Thursday, November 08, 2012 7:34:51 PM Lets also thank central joint for transporting the patients and extracting the victim also Burg's medic unit for transporting.
Travis Elkins Travis Elkins Friday, November 09, 2012 10:20:17 AM Great job guys

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