Driver runs over fire hose near burning building; Nebraskans urged to be patient
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Stromsburg Volunteer Fire Department in Polk County, Nebraska is sharing a reminder that could save lives and property.
It reposted advice from the Indianapolis Fire Department which says a driver wasn’t paying attention when they ran over a supply line, just as crews were entering a burning building.
The hose was no longer usable at that point and crews had to find another hydrant that was much further away.
Officials say hoses are their lifeline when inside burning structures.
That’s why they’re reminding everyone to stop and wait when they see them in the road.
IFD says not only does running over hoses put crews at risk, but it can also cause serious damage to your vehicle.