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Thread: Missouri Fire Chief Killed When Tanker Flips

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    Missouri Fire Chief Killed When Tanker Flips

    A fire chief of 15 years died Jan. 17 when he lost control of his tanker. Fire Chief James Altic, 47, was on his way to a mutual aid call to a structure fire when he lost control of his tanker on the wet roads according to Chief Chuck Rowley of the Half Way Fire and Rescue Department.

    Altic was driving the tanker on the wet road when his water load shifted on him. He may have overcorrected the tanker causing it to flip over. He was 8 miles away from the scene. Altic was crushed and died instantly according to Rowley.

    "He was very safety minded

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    Altic, James William

    Age: 47
    Rank: Fire Chief
    Status: Volunteer
    Incident Date: 01/17/2000
    Incident Time: 15:35
    Death Date: 01/17/2000

    Cause of Death: Struck By/Contact with Object
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Emergency Duty: Yes
    Duty Type: Responding/Returning from Alarm
    Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info: Halfway Fire and Rescue
    P.O. Box 66
    3937 South 188th Road
    Halfway, Missouri 65663
    Chief: Charles Rowley

    Final Summary:
    Chief Altic was the lone occupant and driver of a tanker (tender) apparatus responding with lights and siren to a mutual aid structure fire. Road conditions were slippery because a light misty rain was falling after a long period without rain. Chief Altic failed to negotiate a curve in the road, and the apparatus left the roadway and rolled over. Chief Altic sustained fatal neck and chest injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver

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