Fire Apparatus Rollover Accident Leads to Cooperative Safety Video Between Raleigh (NC) and Seattle (WA) Fire Departmen

Article by Steve Crothers and Scott HouleOn July 10h 2009, the Raleigh (NC) Fire Department’s tractor drawn aerial (TDA) was involved in an accident while responding. The apparatus overturned while negotiating a corner during the response. Three of the members received non-life threatening injuries; the apparatus was a total loss. The accident itself was a significant incident but what made it even more dramatic was the fact it was captured on video from two different camera angles.During this same time frame, we in the Seattle (WA) Fire Department were in the process of modifying our TDA training program. Seeing the importance of these powerful videos as an invaluable training reso...

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