04/13/11 152 W, 1 I - + 2 - 0 Raleigh Tiller Rollover Accident Leads to Cooperative Safety Video

Fire Engineering has posted a cooperative safety video about the Raleigh Fire Department's apparatus rollover accident on July 10, 2009. The city's tractor-drawn aerial ladder overturned while responding to a structure fire. Three of the four firefighters aboard received non-life threatening injuries, and the apparatus was a total loss.

As the accompanying article notes, this significant incident was rendered even more dramatic by being captured by two video cameras from two different angles. The safety video, a joint production with the Raleigh and Seattle fire departments, features the footage, along with numerous still photos. (Read the blog from that day.)

While pictures tell a thousand powerful words, the testimonies of those on the truck are even more sobering. Each of four firefighters talks at length on camera about what happened, what they remember, and their thoughts and feelings about that day. Watch, react, reflect.

Every firefighter needs to watch this video. Period. A big thanks to the crew of L4 for their contribution to all firefighters by making such a powerful tool…well done.
AP - 04/13/11 - 21:05

Powerful!. Always Buckle up and always stop on red and slow down on green, just because its green dosent mean they wont run their red. Glad everyone is ok from that wreck and glad they are willing to talk openly about it.
Apex Batt Chief - 04/13/11 - 21:34

Wow. Great video guys, agree 100% “AP”.
Silver - 04/13/11 - 23:11

Excellent video. Nothing else I could say that hasn’t already been said. Thanks to the crew of L4 for contributing. Stay Safe
Luke - 04/14/11 - 12:39

It takes a lot of courage to put yourself and your mistakes out there for everyone to see. This is a wonderful example of what good can come from each others past mistakes and lessons learned by all. I honestly believe lives will be saved, and habits changed by this awesome video. Thanks to L-4’s crew for having the courage to be open and honest about that day and thank God they are all here today.
gen3fire - 04/15/11 - 12:20

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