Five volunteer firefighters with the City of Atkins were treated and released from local hospitals after suffering minor injuries during a single-vehicle accident involving an Atkins fire truck. The accident happened on a rural road in Benton County shortly before 11 a.m. today.
The firefighters were leaving the scene of one call and responding to another when the truck encountered an uneven surface on the side of the road, rolled into a ditch, and landed on its top. The 2022 fire truck is heavily damaged, but Atkins has an older truck that will go back into service to meet the fire and rescue needs of the city while the damaged truck is repaired.
"We'd like to thank the fire departments from Fairfax and Shellsburg that assisted us today," said
Mayor Bruce Visser. "We're grateful that our firefighters suffered only minor injuries and are
back home safely tonight."