Apparatus & Equipment, Firefighting

Oklahoma Firefighter Injured in Accident

A firefighter with the Limestone (OK) Fire Protection District was injured yesterday in an accident in Owasso, Oklahoma.

According to a write-up on the department’s site (http://bit.ly/1DaYfpQ), the firefighter was taken to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition after the brush truck he was in was struck from behind by a Ford F350 Pickup.

The brush truck had been being used to help slow down vehicles while firefighters worked at an accident scene, according to the report on the department’s site.

According to Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton, training chief for the Limestone Fire Protection District, the apparatus is likely totaled. The rig was to the side of the road and was returning to service when the accident occurred.

It was at least the second incident this week in which a firefighter was injured by being hit on a roadway. On Sunday, a Delaware firefighter was struck while stopping to assist a motorist on a Pennsylvania interstate.