A firefighter is dead in Fort Rucker, and another was injured there Wednesday. An Army spokesperson says it happened during a routine training exercise. The men were putting out a fire on a mock aircraft when their fire truck rolled forward onto them.
The truck, used especifically for fighting aircraft fires, is set in a "pump gear" so that the engine can pump water onto the flames. The vehicle apparently slipped into gear and moved forward. The Aviation Branch Safety Office is investigating the accident.