02/25/12 91 W, 1 I - + 3 - 10 Yesterday's Apparatus Accident in Cabarrus County


FireNews.net has posted this story about last night's apparatus accident in Cabarrus County. Georgeville Fire Department Engine 2 overturned on Highway 200 while responding to a medical call. The accident occurred about 8:00 a.m. and less than a mile from the fire station. The driver-operator and the only firefighting aboard the truck was not injured. He pulled himself out of a window after the apparatus turned on its side. The three year-old engine was totaled. See also: WCNC, WBTV, WSCO.
 


WCNC/Georgeville Fire Department photo





This is a 2006 Smeal pumper recently purchased by the Georgeville VFD from the Jackson Park VFD after they went out of business in July 2011.
Curtis Teague (Email) - 02/26/12 - 12:53

The damage to the truck is currently being evaluated. It hasn’t been "totaled" yet.
JP17 - 02/26/12 - 13:11

Hope there is a thoughtful department nearby that will loan them a pumper until they can replace or fix this one.
911 - 02/26/12 - 18:27

We actually had a reserve we were in the process of selling that we have placed back in service. West Stanly, Midland, Allen and Mt. Pleasant assisted with removing equipment from the wrecked truck and placing the reserve back in service so a very big thank you to those departments.
JP17 - 02/26/12 - 22:38

What kind of truck is the reserve?
911 - 02/27/12 - 23:57

It’s a ’89 Ford/ American pumper tanker.
JP17 - 02/28/12 - 06:37

What is you’lls second out engine.?
911 - 02/28/12 - 08:23

Here’s a web page with info on GFD apparatus, http://www.georgevillevfd.com/index.php?..

Looks like they also have a 2000 International/KME pumper/pumper-tanker that might be same.
Legeros - 02/28/12 - 08:27

Yea I found it just after I posted my question. Thanks Mike, I should have asked (you) earlier. That’s a big tanker that they have.
911 - 02/28/12 - 21:28



  
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