Victor, Montana – Crews responded to an incident involving a Victor Fire and EMS response structure engine on Saturday in Victor. Victor Fire and EMS said that the fire engine was totaled but that no one was killed.
Victor Fire Chief Mason Kay said two firefighters and two drivers were transported to the hospital but subsequently discharged.
While responding to an emergency on Highway 93, the fire engine was involved in an accident. A truck collided head-on with the engine. According to Victor Fire and EMS, the driver was speeding and driving with poor visibility.
Victor Fire and EMS posted on Facebook on Sept. 27 to raise awareness of the “Move Over Project,” a new law that went into effect on Friday. When emergency vehicles are responding to calls, the new law requires drivers to move out of the way.
Victor Fire and EMS posted on Facebook after the incident:
As the winter season approaches, Kay wants to warn everyone to slow down and be extra cautious as visibility and road conditions degrade with snowfall.
With the support of a backup engine and other departments, the team will continue to serve Ravalli County.