A San Bernardino County Fire engine was struck by a big rig while on a call on the 10 freeway in Fontana. The firefighters from the Bloomington station were on the freeway attending to a traffic collision at Sierra. A big rig struck the fire engine. All personnel were out of the engine attending to the victims in the original traffic collision.
The firefighters immediately attended to the people in the big rig but they declined medical attention. The engine sustained major rear end damage and had to be towed off the freeway. The firefighters are now working out of a reserve engine.
“We are thankful that our firefighters, emergency responders and others on-scene weren’t injured this morning in Fontana. While an Engine is replaceable, people are not. We are fortunate that this incident had a positive outcome but it’s a great reminder to stay alert while driving and be cautious around incidents on the freeway, ” said Assistant Chief Jeff Birchfield who oversees operations in Division 1, including the City of Fontana.