Sunday, March 9 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-03-10 02:54:31 GMT
An 18-year-old girl is dead after her car struck a tree in west Toledo late Sunday afternoon. Toledo Police say Theresa Brazzel was driving northbound on Richards Rd. when she drove off the right sideMore >>
Toledo Police say Theresa Brazzel was driving northbound on Richards Rd. when she drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a large tree.More >>
hearts are heavy," said Fremont Fire Chief Dave Foos. "I'm well aware of what
they're going through, and it's going to be a difficult time for all involved."
long ago, in 2012, Fremont lost two firefighters in off-duty incidents, so
learning about the deaths of two of their brothers in Toledo was tough news to
Foos says this winter, all of his firefighters have been studying an inclement
weather guide, which outlines the rules they must follow to stay safe while
battling blazes in the bitter cold.
avoid winter-related trouble on the scene, the chief says they put a form of
antifreeze in each of the 1,000 fire hydrants in the city, and they're leaving
hoses dripping on their trucks to prevent water from freezing.
are quicker to call in additional staffing to supplement the power," Foos said.
"We always have a paramedic life squad on the scene to help us with rehabbing the
individuals, and obviously while we're flowing water, it's harder to stay dry,
so they carry spare gloves and turn-out gear with them."
something you can do to help firefighters this winter. If there is a hydrant
near your home, make sure you clear the snow away from it to give firefighters
The community is showing support for TFD and families of the victims in
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