03/08/09 114 W - + 11 - 13 Yesterday's Major Brush Fire / Marks Creek Road

FireNews Incident Reports has a detailed, reader-submitted summary of yesterday's major brush on Mark Creeks Road. Eight or more agencies were on scene: Eastern Wake Fire, Wendell Fire, New Hope Fire, Rolesville Fire, Knightdale Fire, Wake EMS, Eastern Wake EMS, and NC Forest Service. Dispatched about 12:00 noon as a fire, nature unknown. First arriving units found several acres ablaze. Fire controlled after a few hours, and with help of a plow-made fire break. The report estimates 12 to 18 acres involved, and counts the total fire appartus on scene as 7 brush trucks, 1 brush tanker, 2 ATVs, 5 tankers, 2 pumper-tankers, 3 engines, and 1 rescue. Read the report, by scrollingl down to yesterday's incident.

Hey, I noticed in a few photos no one was wearing selt belts in the apparatus! Let’s be safe out there people.
fire1983 - 03/09/09 - 11:20

Dude are you serious!? Everybody worked together and got the job done with out injury. So stop nit-picking! You have just shown everyone here that you look for the negative of a situation. What kind of a person looks at a photo to see if everyone has a seat belt on?
Click it or ticket - 03/09/09 - 11:43

I wasn’t there. And the job got done, the fire put out, and no one got hurt and everyone went home. Everyone deserves a pat on the back, and atta boy, and a high five.

I just quickly looked through the pictures and did not see anything regarding seat belts, other than the ATV. I would hope that the guys riding the ATV were doing so in a safe manner in accordance to their department’s SOPs.

But in answer to the question “What kind of a person looks at a photo to see if everyone has a seat belt on?”, I would have to say that any fire chief, fire department safety officer, or even fire officer, who is aware of, or made aware of, pictures of their folks riding on fire apparatus without seat belts, at any time, then THEY are the people who should be looking at those pictures. And taking corrective action(s).

I only have two words to offer to back that up- Stony Hill.

BTW, there is a video circulating You Tube that a news chopper caught of an SUV flipping and ejecting the driver, along with the consequences. That can just as easily be a firefighter being ejected from a moving fire truck (or their POV for those departments that still depend upon POV response).

But, like I said, the fire got put out and everyone went home.

This Bud’s for you!
DJ (Email) - 03/09/09 - 14:44

I agree even in brush truck in the woods everyone needs to wear seatbelts. 4 wheel drive vehicles are very prone to rollover. Be safe
Apex BattChief - 03/09/09 - 20:21

Yes, look at the pictures of the men in one the engines and told me what you do not see? Speaking of rollovers ask the men from Texas a few weeks ago that was on the news and yes, the Stony Hill guys. Just want EVERYONE to go home that’s all. Thanks
fire1983 - 03/10/09 - 21:58

All of those trucks were haling water and they were not going over five or ten mph. If you flip a truck going five mph you dont need to be driving. I have to agree stop nit-picking!
JR - 03/11/09 - 15:44

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