04/08/10 98 W, 1 I - + 10 - 3 Winston-Salem Snorkel Tips Over, 1969

Digging through what's left of this winter's Hose & Nozzle research, here's another interesting item. This picture appeared on the cover of the September-October 1969 issue of the magazine. Photo credit unknown, and minimal accompanying details. The Winston-Salem Fire Department's 85-foot snorkel tipped over while being loaded with hose. One firefighter was injured with a broken leg, when he and others bailed out of the truck. They reported that the boom swung over, and the truck started tipping. The apparatus was returned to the factory for repairs. Click to enlarge:

Hose & Nozzle photo

I did some checking into this and talked to some friends from WSFD...outriggers failed on rightside and gave out causeing the truck to tip over…this truck is still being used by a treee company out of union county….
NCFIREART - 04/10/10 - 18:34

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