Tulsa Fire Apparatus Crash Led to Demotions and Suspensions

11/07/2013
A downtown collision between two Tulsa fire trucks in late September led to the demotion of two firefighters and the suspension of three others, Tulsa Fire Department documents indicate. The disciplinary action stems from a Sept. 25 accident at the intersection of East 7th Street and South Elgin Avenue. Both trucks, each carrying four firefighters, were responding to an emergency call in the area when one of the vehicles side-swiped the other. Documents obtained Wednesday shed more light on what happened that day, including witness and emergency crew testimony that put the blame squarely on the driver of one of the trucks, a Fire Equipment Operator. That driver "had the red l...

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