The Rock Hill Fire Co. had to deal with an emergency right at its own headquarters Tuesday after, the fire chief said, a fire company member, pulling a fire truck out to get it ready for Saturday’s parade, hit the main support beam on one of the company’s equipment bays, and the roof collapsed.
Rock Hill Fire Chief Kris Gwiozdowski said the truck was moving forward out of the bay, when an equipment door slid open, a shelf popped out, and hit the support beam. The impact left two bays out of service, Gwiozdowski said. There were no injuries.
Gwiozdowski said the company got a contractor in right away, and got the second vehicle that was in the bay, the company’s fire police vehicle, out. He said neither the fire police vehicle nor the fire truck was damaged. “We’re 100 percent in service,” Gwiozdowski said Tuesday night. He declined to put a monetary figure on the damage. The company has eight bays altogether.
The incident occurred about 4 p.m. Tuesday. The parade, the annual Sullivan County Volunteer Fireman’s Association parade, is set for 2 p.m. Saturday. The parade will also be marking the Rock Hill Fire Co.’s 60th anniversary.
Richard J. Bayne