A fire truck from Ogdensburg (New York) fire brigade has dropped the rear axle on the road while moving to the place where the fire occurred.
The driver of the fire truck was surprised to see the engine did not work, and then discovered the whole rear axle of the fire truck No. 3 had hit the road.
WTHR said the strange incident did not hurt anyone. Usually, things like this can turn bad. Wheel rollers can destroy property, houses, and even cause casualties to pedestrians.
The Ogdensburg fire brigade said they currently have only two fire engines and a 1993 Quint. The rear axle truck was produced in 1994. That means the fleet is very old.
Many fire departments in the United States are looking to replace the aging fleet but the process is slow due to the high cost. A fire truck fully equipped with necessary equipment costs up to half a million USD. This price will be a burden for the small town fire brigade.
Many fire truck-related casualties have occurred in the United States. There are cases where other vehicles crash into a fire truck, and there are also cases of fire trucks causing accidents. Usually, such an accident has serious consequences.