Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department Loses Brush Truck to Accident

By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Thursday's accident involving a Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department couldn't have come at a worse time for the firefighters.

The truck that rolled over on the way to a fire is now out of service.

Greenwood Fire Chief Leland Hart tells NewsWest 9, the truck that was wrecked was one of their main brush trucks.

Now the department is down to only two other trucks, but one of them is not as big and it's also not as capable of moving around in thick and rough terrain when trying to put out fires.

Hart said that virtually slashes their fleet of emergency vehicles in half and that's bad news for firefighters. They rely heavily on those brush trucks to move faster through fields to contain grassfires.

Hart said this dangerous fire season has been stressful for the department, especially when one of their own gets hurt.

"It's been a really rough week for us and of course when you hear of those things you automatically think of your firefighter," Hart said. "We've got one truck that we've already been working on to try to add to our fleet so we're going to work on it as quickly as we can."

The firefighter that was injured in that accident was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital. Hart said he's been released and other than a few bruises and being sore, he's doing fine.