A volunteer firefighter was killed when his fire truck flipped responding to a call, reports WAAY 31 ABC.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Firefighter Michael Johnston was driving the Equality Volunteer Fire Department’s 2004 GMC water tender when it overturned while responding to a brush fire. Firefighter Johnston was ejected from the truck in the single-vehicle accident and pronounced deceased at the scene from the injuries he sustained.
This incident represents yet another instance of a firefighter killed in a roadway-related incident this month. Earlier this month, a Louise (TX) firefighter was killed when he struck by a vehicle; a CAL Fire captain was killed in a fiery crash; and a San Antonio (TX) firefighter was killed after being struck, among other incidents.