Vancouver motorist drives over hose while firefighters battle blaze

Sep 20 2018, 5:28 pm

Once is bad enough, but three times in one year has Vancouver firefighters sounding the alarm when it comes to vehicle safety around firehoses laying in the street when crews are fighting a fire.

Specifically, they want people to stop driving over them.

Vancouver firefighters expressed their frustration with the fact this is still a thing in a tweet on Thursday morning.

This pair of latest incidents follows one earlier this year, in which another motorist also drove over a firehose that was in use, causing a five-inch water supply hose to burst.

In light of the latest incident, firefighters are reminding people (because apparently some need to be told again) that driving over a firehose being used in an active fire incident is both “illegal and exceedingly dangerous.”

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