Last month, we thought the message of "slow down and move over" was clearly defined. Yet last night, Engine 16 from Warrington was involved in a wreck while returning from an emergency call. The driver collided with the truck, then went into a building nearby.
We have begged and pleaded, our lives are literally on the line when we are out on the side of the road, protecting and serving. The truck will be out of service indefinitely. NO FIREFIGHTERS WERE INJURED.
Choices were made by the driver of the civilian car, and thus, cost damage to both truck and building. ... See MoreSee Less
🚒Tickets and fines ought to be doubled for hitting an emergency vehicle, quadrupled if it's on a call with lights flashing!!! It still won't pay for a life, but might make a reminder light up in some thick skulls. Glad everyone is ok ❤💙❤
I was a firefighter in Missouri and I agree with you. People have no respect or don't care about emergency vehicles or the first responders. I'm thankful all of you are alright. A truck can be fixed, but a life can not be replaced. God Bless you all.
The driver should be forced to pay for the repairs. Thank God no one was injured.
People around here don't care! I've seen them fly by first responders, disabled vehicles and construction workers. Those of us that have to be on the side of the road while people fly by are always at risk and it's sad that those drivers don't give a crap about anyone's safety. We've all got families to get home to and something should Definately be done to get the message across that playing with other people's lives is not ok!
Glad no one was injured. I pray the commissioner’s will get busy and get your truck replaced. Merry Christmas to you all 🚒♥️🎄
Thank y'all for putting your lives on the line! Each one of you are a blessing to our Community! So thankful no one was hurt. What a scary reminder for everyone. People need to PAY ATTENTION!
I drive professionally, and I don’t think the general public fully realize how many people have zero respect for emergency vehicles, school buses, construction crews etc on the shoulders or in any lane or median when they are working. I’ve seen everyone from soccer moms speeding past a stopped school bus, a car hitting a construction worker because they weren’t paying attention and being impatient. Speed, distracted driving....mainly checking your phone while speeding, etc. Respect for each other is paramount. That’s what so many people have lost.
This may upset some people but its happened to me. The new flashing lights are ao bright half the time you cant see to drive. Several weeks ago two cops had their lights on doing something in the road, and all i could see was blue lights not the two cops in the street just yards ahead of me. I agree that people need to slow down, and that the person should be made to pay for the damages. They should have also slowed down, but why do these lights need to be that bright at night? Can they not find some way to dim them slightly at night?
Too many who believe they are above the law. Our first responders do not need situations such as this. FOLLOW THE LAW DUMMIES
Always was thankful for our fire trucks blocking up our scene because those trucks were literally the only thing that stood between us & those who had no regard for our safety. People are in such a hurry, SLOW DOWN, MOVE OVER.... I promise you folks it will not delay you by 1 minute!!! Our first responders lives are on the line!!! 🤬
It ANGERS me. You MUST SLOW OR COME TO A COMPLETE STOP when passing or being passed by emergency responders. Cops, firefighters, ambulance, and rescue... it is a freakin NO BRAINER!
I am glad no one was hurt but I don’t know how many time I see people not slow down or even care to move over for emergency vehicles. It’s sad people should stop any think what if that was them or their family that emergency vehicles was trying to get to when seconds mean everything. I wish there was a cost efficient way to have an officer follow them just to pull over the careless people and enforce this law.
This is absolutely rediculous and needless. I agree fines and tickets should be doubled. Furthermore, charges should be pressed if any person working in a emergency situation
My husband drives a tow truck. He's been hit in the back twice and his foot ran over all while loading cars. He's had to jump on the bed of his truck several times to avoid getting hit. People don't care about the #SlowDownMoveOver law! It needs to made enforced!! We need to get the word out there! I thank God no one was hurt this time.
That’s one of my biggest pet peeves. People need to pull over when an emergency vehicle is going to pass them. If the emergency vehicle is on the side of the road slow down and get over.
I am so thankful none of you were injured. Just don't understand how you miss that huge red truck with lights flashing.
Hope it can be fixed in a short time,glad no first responders were hurt.yall be careful. Thank you for the great job you do
Irritating 😠 Big shout out and thanks to all first responders Thanks also to all dispatchers and call takers... you are the behind the scenes first, first responders...
Unfortunately, the plague of idiocy and self captivation has consumed a good portion of society. Prayers for All of Our First Responders. All eyes on watch, All of the time.
That is so rediculous! So sorry this happened! ThankYou for all you do for us.❤️ThankYou for saving us when we need saving ❤️ThankYou for your patience ❤️
Glad there was no one injured...! Sad thing is, their insurance probably isn’t enough to cover the repairs/replacement cost of this unit...
Every time I hear Fire truck and first responders, I say a prayer for their safety.
i watched people Friday morning as rescue was attempting to get to the base, drivers not getting over or even have any idea ambulances or officers are even coming
Thank God none of the Fire Fighters were injured. Hope and pray the one who caused the accident gets a huge fine .
Unacceptable, but I'm glad everyone is okay. At least the truck was positioned where it needs to be. Lots of money, but no life lost.
Local 4131 is home to 154 members of Escambia County Fire Rescue (ECFR) located in Pensacola, Floirda.
Escambia County covers 662 square miles and is the Western most County in Florida. A resident population of nearly 400,000 people with an average annual tourist load of over 4,000,000 people. ECFR runs nearly 17,000 calls a year and provides everything from fire suppression to ocean rescue and non-transport ALS.