Md. FF falls out of engine en route to call
The Prince George's County Fire Department is conducting a safety investigation and a mechanical evaluation of the engine after the incident
By Laura French
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. — A Maryland firefighter was injured Tuesday after falling out of an engine that was en route to a call.
Officials say the Prince George's County firefighter fell out of an apparatus he was attached to, according to WUSA9. The incident occurred near an intersection at about 4:30 p.m.
The firefighter was transported to the hospital with injuries; the exact nature of his injuries was not reported.
The Prince George's County Fire Department said in tweet that firefighters were responding to a report of a house fire when the incident occurred. Officials said a safety investigation is underway, and that the engine, Engine 818, will be transported to the department's apparatus maintenance facility for a full mechanical evaluation.
#Breaking PGFD responding to a Box Alarm in a chimney. Then At Bell Station Rd. & Annapolis Rd. in Fairwood MD. For UNKOWN reasons the a fire fighter fell out of the apparatus. The fire fighter has been transported for evaluation, there will be an investigation. pic.twitter.com/zBmIs7CRhG— Ryan Sprouse (@RSprouseNews) January 13, 2021
Approx 4:22pm, the crew of #PGFD Station 818/Glenn Dale Engine 818 was responding to a reported house fire in the 13900 block of Mt. Oak Dr in Bowie. While turning off Glenn Dale Blvd onto Bell Station Rd, a crew member fell out of the vehicle. (More)— Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department (@PGFDNews) January 13, 2021