Tag Archives: apparatus accident

Fire Law Roundup – February 14, 2022

In this episode, Brad and Curt discuss the third lawsuit arising out of the Kansas City (MO) triple fatal apparatus accident; the suspension of a Pennsylvania volunteer fire company over racist remarks; a Houston investigation into a social media post ...

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Fire Law Roundup: January 10, 2022

In this week’s edition of Fire Law Roundup, Curt and Brad discuss some of the headline cases from last week, including two fatal apparatus accident cases, one a civil suit for wrongful death and one a criminal case where the ...

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Massachusetts Fire Department Sued in Connecticut Over Crash

A Massachusetts firefighter and his fire department will have to travel to Connecticut to defend themselves in a civil suit arising out of an accident which occurred in Hartford in 2019. Ileana Torres filed suit against firefighter Zachary Lemieux, the Brimfield Fire Department and Town of Brimfield, Massachusetts.

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Fatal Collision Prompts Suit in Mississippi

The family of a man killed in a collision with a responding fire chief in Mississippi last year, has filed suit against the county fire council and the chief. Kenneth Fitzgerald was killed when the vehicle he was riding in collided with a Ford F-350 owned by the Jones County Volunteer Fire Department Council and operated by Fire Chief Anthony Pitts of the Soso Volunteer Fire Department.

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Washington Fire Department Settles Fatal Accident Suit

The North Kitsap Fire & Rescue has agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit arising out of a 2014 accident between an engine and a motor scooter. Jason Foster was killed on July 4, 2014 following a collision between his motor scooter and an engine. Foster’s family filed suit against NKFR.

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Michigan FD Sued Over Fatal Crash

The driver of a vehicle that struck a fire truck parked at the scene of a rollover crash on I-94 earlier this year is suing the fire department and the apparatus’ driver claiming "Neither the lights nor sirens of the fire truck were activated" at the time of the accident.

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Miami Firefighter Suspended Over Apparatus Accident

A firefighter in the City of Miami has been given a four-day unpaid suspension for his role in an apparatus accident last August that injured twelve people, including seven firefighters. Gustavo Alzate, a Miami firefighter for two years, was driving an EMS unit when it collided with an engine company

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CT Firefighter Sues Apparatus Driver and Fire Department For Injuries

A Connecticut firefighter whose foot was run over and crushed by an engine at the scene of a house fire last year, is suing his fire department and the driver for his injuries. Christopher Ziemba, a member of the Durham Volunteer Fire Department, was injured on April 23, 2014 at the scene of a house fire in Durham, Connecticut.

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