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AL Firefighter Killed Responding to Fire

Firefighter fatality

A volunteer firefighter was killed when his fire truck flipped responding to a call, reports WAAY 31 ABC.

Michael Johnston, 45, of Equality, was en route to a call about a brush fire from the Speed Community when his apparatus overturned, according to The Outlook.

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.