Sunday, April 6, 2008

Vigilant’s Tanker Destroyed In Accident

On April 6, 1992 at 12:45 p.m. a 52 box was alerted for an oven fire on Renee Drive, Southampton Cumberland. While responding to the alarm the Vigilant Hose Company’s 1989 GMC tank truck was involved in a single vehicle accident on the Airport Road just east of the Hershey Road. The unit struck an embankment and overturned coming to rest on its side. The driver Roy Straitiff and firefighter Mike Printz were treated and released from Chambersburg Hospital. Chief Danny Byers said that the $91,300 tanker received extensive damage and that it would take three to four months to have the unit back in service or a new one in operation. The unit was later considered to be demolished and replaced.

The photograph comes from the Chambersburg Public Opinion article on the incident.

6 comments:

JD Byers said...

If you need some better pictures for your collection, I have a few. I remember this, The original GBSMFWW (If you don't know what this means, ask anyone from Vigilants who has a little humor in their vocabulary) had that 2 or 3 foot bumper on the front that got caught in the bank before it rolled.

Wagon Master In Training said...

Great Big Slow Mo Fo With Water! Is that close enough?

Wagon Master In Training said...

Who is that beside Sue in the pic?

Anonymous said...

They stand and hold their arms like Cindy Byers.

Bradley Myers said...

That is the name I had in my book, as for the one with the camera I thought I knoew who it was and got to ask him on Sunday, it is Ken Nehf Sr.

JD I only have the news paper articles on the incident, no actual photographs. If you ever want to hook me up that would be great.

JD Byers said...

It must have been a pretty serious accident. As you can see in the picture, Sue Fisher was on the scene to pronounce the Tanker DOA !!!