4 Fla. firefighters hurt after vehicle slams into fire truck on call
The Orlando Fire Department urged the public to use caution after a vehicle slammed into a fire truck while firefighters were helping someone with a stalled vehicle
By FireRescue1 Staff
ORLANDO, Fla. — Four firefighters are recovering at home after their fire truck was struck by a vehicle Sunday while they responded to a call.
WFTV reported that the Orlando Fire Department firefighters were helping someone whose vehicle was stalled on the highway when another vehicle slammed into their engine.
The firefighters were not seriously injured, and they pulled two people out of the vehicle and had them transported to the hospital.
The department said this is the second time in two months that a fire truck has been struck while on a call, and urged the public to use caution.
Slow down if you see an emergency vehicle. Pull over to the right and yield,” OFD Chief Roderick Williams said. “If you can do that, we can save lives. Our job is to save and protect lives. We can't do that if we're injured ourselves.”
In less than two months, a second Engine, E-5, was struck at a high rate of speed on I-4 near OBT around 2:40 am. Four of the crew members went to the hospital for evaluation. The driver was extricated and both people from the vehicle were transported. #MoveOver. It’s the law. pic.twitter.com/5eHwtYlNST— Orlando Fire Dept (@OrlandoFireDept) February 10, 2019
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