UPDATE (3:16 p.m.): News 5 spoke with Semmes Fire Chief Kevin Brooks for further details. Brooks said they were using a ladder truck because they were down an engine. Brooks said they don’t typically use the ladder truck, but they have mutual aid agreements and said Mobile Fire would help them out.
Brooks was not able to comment on the accident itself or what may have led up to the accidents. Mobile Police is investigating.
Brooks told News 5 they are dedicating a new fire engine truck Thursday morning. With the addition, they’ll have three engines. Two from 2017 and one from 2022.
SEMMES, Ala. (WKRG) — A Semmes fire truck overturned on Schillinger Road near Lamplighter Drive around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday.
According to officials with the Semmes Fire Rescue Department, a ladder truck from station 3 was responding to an electronic alarm when it was involved in a single-vehicle wreck. Both crew members on the truck were taken to a hospital for treatment and later released.
In a Facebook post, officials with SFRD said, “We are thankful for everyone’s prayers and support about our firefighters well being. We want the citizens of Semmes to be assured that this accident and loss of this unit will not hinder us from providing the same level of service as always.”