Apparatus & Equipment, Extrication Zone, Firefighting, Truck Company

Firefighter Injured in New Jersey Fire Apparatus Crash

A firefighter was injured and had to be extricated when a fire apparatus went off the road and crashed into a tree in Raritan Township, New Jersey.

The accident took place around 10:10 a.m., according to a report on NJ.com (http://bit.ly/N3XXco). Flemington-Raritan Rescue Squad extricated the firefighter from the Three Bridges Fire Company truck, which was badly damaged.

The accident took place while firefighters from several companies were responding to a reported house fire. Roads in the area were affected by snow and rain. A photo shows the front of the rig smashed in against a snow-laden tree.

See photos and learn more at http://bit.ly/N3XXco.

For more on safe apparatus driving, consider Winter Driving Tips for Firefighters and Paramedics/EMTs, Apparatus Defensive Driving, and Strategies for Safer Driving.