Chattanooga firefighters assigned to Station 6 on Bonny Oaks Drive found themselves in an usual situation on Friday on the Chickamauga Dam.
Shortly after 11 a.m. this morning, they were dispatched to a "wreck with injuries" on Highway 153 northbound, on the Chickamauga Dam.
Captain Terri Rose with Quint 6 said there was no wreck. The man driving the car was having a medical emergency and pulled his vehicle over on the bridge. The firefighters rendered medical aid to the man and helped load him into an ambulance with Hamilton County EMS.
Captain Rose said that right after closing the back door of the ambulance, they saw a Ford F-150 pickup truck that was on fire approaching them on the road. It was pulling a trailer loaded with firewood. The driver drove his flaming truck up and parked it next to the ambulance. Captain Rose said the firefighters notified 911 Communications that they had another emergency at the same location, this time a vehicle fire.
The firefighters quickly put on their firefighting gear, pulled a hand-held hoseline and worked to put the fire out. Captain Rose said the fire was contained to the engine compartment and cab. The ambulance was not damaged and no one was injured. Hamilton County EMS proceeded to transport the man with the medical emergency to a local hospital. A TDOT truck pulled the burned up truck and trailer off the dam and the way was cleared for traffic, which had backed up considerably.