Audio: No Injuries Reported After Waldorf Firetruck Overturns on Crain Highway

January 13, 2019

On Sunday, January 13, 2019 at approximately 5:00 a.m., firefighters from Waldorf and surrounding companies responded to a reported chimney fire/smoke in a residence.

Shortly after responding, Chief 3B from Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department advised Rescue Squad 3 from Waldorf crashed and overturned on Crain Highway and Acton Lane, in the area of the Roy Rodgers.

No injuries were reported and police are currently investigating the cause of the crash.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

Additional units were able to handle the original call for service.


54 Responses to Audio: No Injuries Reported After Waldorf Firetruck Overturns on Crain Highway

  1. Career Guy on January 13, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Driving too fast for conditions is my guess.

    • Anonymous on January 13, 2019 at 4:31 pm

      Ignoramouses would assume!

      • CCTaxpayer on January 13, 2019 at 7:50 pm

        You are assumed to be triggered!

      • Career Guy on January 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

        Give us the real story then. A car pulled out in front of them? Mechanical failure? A unicorn? I’m on the edge of my seat……..any idiot can see what happened here.

    • TruthTeller on January 14, 2019 at 8:22 am

      Good thing your “guess” doesn’t mean a damn thing.

    • Anonymous on January 14, 2019 at 10:40 am

      I hope your family member wasn’t the one they were responding to. Smh pure ignorance

      • Career Guy on January 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm

        Right. Because they did such a good job of getting there. Thanks for making my point for me.

        • Sparky on January 15, 2019 at 5:22 pm

          BOOM!

  2. Concerned on January 13, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Speed kills gentlemen. Glad the men came out ok but for Christ sake slow the hell down

  3. Bobby Simmons on January 13, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Wow! Didn’t they crash that unit about 8 or 9 years ago? Was it an off duty DC fireman driving? Glad nobody got hurt.

  4. George on January 13, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Slow down fellas, you are no good to help those in need if you can’t get there yourself.

    • Anonymous on January 14, 2019 at 10:50 am

      *Like

  5. Kelly heckman on January 13, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Thank god they are safe

  6. SuperTick on January 13, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Not a problem. They will just get a really shiney bigger one, with a triple axle setup. It will be awesome on the parade circuit. Volunteers rule, paidmen drool.

    • Billy Simpson on January 13, 2019 at 7:50 pm

      Keep selling that. It only fuels the fire to bring a paid professional fire service to the southern Maryland area.

      • Jim Goldsmith on January 13, 2019 at 9:26 pm

        Wait! Are you saying the Southern Maryland area business owners and taxpayers don’t deserve it? You mean we are stuck with the volunteers, their crazy driving and firehouse shenanigans with underaged boys and girls? Say it’s not true and we DO have a voice! Standby for some changes Skippy.

        • Anonie on January 14, 2019 at 12:40 pm

          If want a Unionized paid firefighter you should know most are Volunteering their free-time already at Waldorf, look at the flag over the Firehouse you nitwit. If you like paying higher taxes that’s on you, you can pay all of your extra income to have a Paid Fireman.

        • EducatedTaxPayer on January 19, 2019 at 8:03 am

          Yes Jim, you DO have a voice. It’s called the Board of Fire/Rescue Commission. It is their responsibility to review the financing of the Fire Departments and rescue squads in Charles County and make appropriate recommendations for the distribution of fire tax revenues, purchase of equipment and facility needs.

          This Board meets at 7:00 P.M. on the third (3rd) Thursday of every month in the Commissioner Meeting Room at the Charles County Government Building, 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD 20646. The meeting is public, and I’m sure they would love to hear your concerns in person.

          • Mary Welch on January 19, 2019 at 9:41 am

            Stop giving them our tax dollars on a whim! They just buy expensive trucks and destroy them, with no repercussions. It’s like putting the fix in charge of the henhouse! Your Commission is part of the problem!

      • Notagain on January 14, 2019 at 12:09 pm

        Dropping one squad on its ear every ten years is still cheaper than paying 16 career FFs for a single year.

        • MathWhizz on January 14, 2019 at 2:08 pm

          Good deal! Then drop one every five and it’s still cheaper than paying 32 career firefighters, right? You must be one of the volunteer hobbyists. Idiot.

          • NotAgain on January 14, 2019 at 11:23 pm

            Actually, dropping one squad per year would be cheaper than paying 16 guys to sit in the day-room or sleep for a [u]single[/u] year. Yes, it’s that expensive to staff a career station.

            The chances that the squad was driven by a career firefighter from another jurisdiction are pretty high. This is not a career vs. volly issue, this is a company leadership issue.

      • Hobbyist on January 15, 2019 at 7:35 am

        So paid professional fire services don’t get into accidents is that what your saying….. Bulls**t

        • NotAHobbyist on January 15, 2019 at 9:10 am

          Shouldn’t you be getting ready for school, or at least studying for your GED? Isn’t that what hobbyists do, besides dream of being a professional firefighter! Better stick to calling out Bingo numbers and living in your parents basement.

          • Anonymous on January 15, 2019 at 3:40 pm

            You’re a pos troll, and more than likely a child yourself.GTFO you clueless little bit##.

          • Hobbyist on January 16, 2019 at 8:10 am

            Yeah you sound like a real professional firefighter to me………

        • NotAgain on January 15, 2019 at 2:02 pm

          Oh they do. Probably less frequent overall.
          We do have to admit that in SoMD we have a problem with the firetruck fairy tilting units on their side. This squads predecessor was wrecked in the same way and there have been incidents involving units from Newburg, Bay District, St Leonard and Dunkirk. There is a fix for that, but it wouldn’t be popular.

          • Anony on January 16, 2019 at 3:23 pm

            I know having driving firefighters slow down would be so unpopular.

  7. Reginald Godwin on January 13, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Doesn’t take a Rocket Scientist, Speed too fast for conditions no one is exempt from Mother Nature.

    • LOL on January 14, 2019 at 8:25 am

      Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to form a proper sentence either, idiot.

  8. SBD on January 13, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Call an ambulance!

    • ResQMeez on January 18, 2019 at 4:24 pm

      Or the bambulamps’ whazzup!

  9. CheepBodyWorx on January 13, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Just turn your phone 90 degrees to the right and it’s good to go!

  10. Anonymous on January 13, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Maybe if people knew the words snow emergency people would stay off the roads and maybe this wouldnt happen in the first place! And if its an extreme emergency then call 911 other than that keep your ass at home! People need to understand the word emergency in the first place as well.

    • HoseBag on January 13, 2019 at 11:27 pm

      Damage control! Nice!

    • Gary B on January 13, 2019 at 11:57 pm

      Wth does a chimney fire have to do with staying off the roads?Jesus read the story before you comment.SMDH

      • Bless Your on January 14, 2019 at 11:05 am

        Gary,
        Reading comprehension is not your strong suit, is it. I’ll type slow so you can keep up:

        The FIRE DEPT was on the road, responding to a chimney fire report. Anonymous’s response was implying someone was on the road that shouldn’t been…and that this person was a contributing factor to the accident experienced by the fire truck.

        Don’t comment Gary…it removes all doubt about you.

  11. Anonymous on January 14, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Monday morning quarterbacking!! Let’s wait until the investigation is complete before “ASS”uming what the cause was.

    • Mike Flint on January 14, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      Sure, no problem, you’re the Captain now! STFU, IDIOT.

  12. Concerned on January 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    We all know what the root cause was. Bad road conditions with the need to keep the pedal to the floor. I’m surprised it has taken this long to roll another million dollar piece of equipment. This isn’t Monday morning quarterbacking either this is 25 years experience and first hand knowledge and experience of how operations are done. When are people going to realize that when you don’t arrive on scene you are worthless to the cause. Your “brothers” and “sisters” lives are worth the risk you take with negligence and the need to be first arriving.

    • Career Guy on January 14, 2019 at 8:03 pm

      Gotta get there first and be the hero.

    • Anonymous on January 15, 2019 at 3:53 pm

      “25 years experience” and ” first hand knowledge”. Thanks for the laugh kid, you’re hilarious. You’re just another useless troll.

      • WaldorfRocks on January 16, 2019 at 5:52 am

        Yep! Sounds like a jealous volunteer with a chip on his/her shoulder! Probably got voted out of Waldorf and is just acting out!

      • Concerned on January 16, 2019 at 2:24 pm

        I have been a member of the WVFD for 25 years. Guess it’s too much to ask that a million dollar piece of equipment I’d driven safely. 25 years in 20 years driving and 0 accidents… why cause I’m more concerned for the lives in the back than beating 40 or 36 or 12 into anything. Now go back and sit in the day room and wait to yell BOX and think you’re doing real things.

      • Anonie on January 16, 2019 at 3:26 pm

        5 days of experience tells when you don’t make it there, you become part of the problem and a 5 year old could tell you that, that ain’t trolling more like being Capt Obvious if you want to be be Capt Oblivious Anonymous that’s up to you.

  13. Anonymous on January 15, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Need more training!

    • Career Guy on January 17, 2019 at 5:56 am

      Need more career guys.

  14. Anonymous on January 16, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    People are so rude. Get a life.

    • Hobby Lobby on January 17, 2019 at 6:20 pm

      Obviously, the Volunteer Life ain’t too safe! Slow your hobby down and stop sticking the taxpayers with the bills for your broken toys.

      • Anonymous on January 19, 2019 at 2:58 pm

        Insurance!

        • AllAboutTheBenjamins on January 20, 2019 at 4:21 pm

          Full replacement coverage? I sure hope so! But don’t the taxpayers pay the ever increasing premiums? Just saying.

  15. Anonymous on January 18, 2019 at 8:15 am

    What was the drivers BAC?

    • Anonymous on January 19, 2019 at 2:59 pm

      It was a Zero, just like you.

      • Chief100 on January 20, 2019 at 4:23 pm

        BOOM!