Mountain Brook (AL) Fire Apparatus Rolls 75 Feet

Mountain Brook firefighters had a few harrowing moments when a fire engine started rolling across a busy road.

No one was injured, and the damage was minimal, said Mountain Brook Fire Battalion Chief Tim Wooten.

The incident happened at Station No. 2 on Overton Road when firefighters were performing their morning check on the equipment. Wooten said the cab of the fire truck has to be raised to get to the engine.

While the cab was raised and tilted, something came loose and dropped onto the emergency brake button. “It released the air brakes,” Wooten said.

Engine 2 then started to roll. “When they realized what was happening, their main concern was protecting the public,” Wooten said. “They got out on to Overton Road and were able to stop traffic.”

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