THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Fire Chief Urges Motorists To Slow Down At Crash Scenes
Issue Date: November 7, 2019
Town of Peshtigo Fire Chief Mike Folgert reminds motorists to be extra careful when approaching crash scenes on four lane highways or two lane roads. A Town of Peshtigo Fire truck was struck and damaged while on scene of another crash that occurred Thursday Oct.31 on Highway 41 near the Peshtigo River bridge.
Chief Folgert said his department and Emergency Rescue Squad along with paramedics and Marinette County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover crash at 6:53 a.m. on Thursday. Firefighters just arrived on scene and were in the process of extricating a victim of the first crash with the jaws of life, when a secondary crash occurred involving two more vehicles and a Town of Peshtigo Fire Department water tender. Folgert stated that one firefighter who was setting up traffic cones, had to jump out of the way to keep from being hit after an oncoming vehicle failed to slow down for the crash scene. That vehicle then struck the fire truck resulting to damage to the truck which was used to block the area for the safety of responders. No injuries were reported in the second crash but the outcome could have been worse had the vehicle not hit the fire truck.
Folgert urges the public for the safety of all first responders, when approaching a crash scene please slow down, pay attention and move over. This means for any emergency vehicle, tow truck or other service vehicles along the roadway.