Trees Smash Seaside OR Fire Apparatus

A Seaside Fire Department (OR) fire truck was totaled after several alder trees fell on it. The department will modify other equipment until a new truck can be purchased.

Seaside volunteer firefighter Derek Spivey and three other firefighters were putting tools away in their fire truck after helping to clear several fallen trees on U.S. Highway 26 at milepost 1 when they heard other trees cracking.

Suddenly, three or four alder trees crashed onto the truck only a few feet from the firefighters.
No one was injured. The truck was damaged and was towed to the Seaside Fire Station. Even after the incident, firefighters answered at least 10 more calls Monday, Daniels said.

Voters had approved a five-year, $1.07 million bond measure earlier this month to purchase a rescue/pumper combination fire engine with equipment to replace the department’s 1995 Ford ambulance and its 1996 International heavy rescue vehicle.

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