Barrier Protection — Rescue Engine 33 Takes Impact, Instead of Crew & Citizens
Earlier today, Rescue Engine 33 responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a police department unit on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Upon arrival, Rescue Engine 33 positioned on the roadway as to provide barrier protection for Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement Officials.
Moments later, a civilian vehicle crashed into the rear, driver side corner at a high rate of speed. None of the members of Rescue Engine 33 were injured or those involved in the initial incident.
In the recent past, other fire department vehicles have been struck while providing barrier protection on high speed roadways.
Today’s incident reinforces the fact that barrier protection is of the utmost importance for the safety of our members and the citizens we serve.
Rescue Engine 33 struck by car o/s of MVC on 295. Driver tx to hospital, no FF injuries. Barrier protection is key on highway incidents! pic.twitter.com/9y3jbRQ8ai
— Kentland Volunteers (@Kentland33) November 7, 2017