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From the Field: Atlanta Fire Engine Crash
Photos by Greg Simpson
On the morning of April 13, Atlanta Engine 2 was responding to a working structure fire along with Truck 2 in southeast Atlanta. While en route to the fire, Engine 2 was involved in an accident. The apparatus left the roadway and struck a large oak tree. Four firefighters were injured with one and possibly two firefighters pinned inside the engine. All four were removed and transported to a local hospital. Three of the firefighters were later released and one was still hospitalized. The cause of the accident is under investigation . The engine was totaled in the accident.
Other units on the scene were Trucks 1, 14, Engines 13, 14, Battalions 3, 5, Division 1, PIO, and Medical Supervisor 1.