Seems almost daily we see images or videos of apparatus that has been struck while operating on the roadway. Today Chesterfield County Fire Department in Virginia, Engine Co. 11 was struck. #MoveOver More on the story below, with images.
“The men and women of #CFEMS are pleading with all drivers to #MOVEOVER. It is happening all too often in our region where fire, police, EMS, highway safety workers, and wrecker operators, are being put in harms way by drivers not paying attention or moving over while we work on the roadways. Earlier today, Chesterfield Engine 11 was on the scene of a vehicle crash on Chippenham Pkwy, north bound, when another vehicle slammed into the rear of the engine. Fortunately, no firefighters were injured; however, the driver of the other vehicle was transported to the hospital. Our region was devastated last month when Hanover County Fire-EMS Department Lt Brad Clark was killed and 3 other firefighters injured when their engine was struck on Interstate 295. The Metro Richmond Fire Departments are begging all drivers to avoid distractions while driving (texting, eating, drinking,cell phone use, etc) and please #MoveOver when you see emergency vehicles, department of transportation vehicles, or tow vehicles working alongside the road! #everyonegoeshome #wehavefamiliestoo“