What Caused A Dozen Fire-Rescue Trucks To Come Downtown?

I was alerted via Twitter user @FoodSparks that there was a situation developing downtown, not terribly far from our offices: “What’s going on downtown? 2 ladder trucks, 6 other full size fire trucks, and multiple fire & rescue vehicles???” When I arrived at the site, Dallas Fire-Rescue, according to a bystander, had just rescued a man who had apparently fallen down a manhole, under the building on Elm next door to the Majestic. He was being loaded out on a gurney, but appeared responsive. I hope he is OK. Pics after the jump.


  • Dubious Brother

    That brings to mind the questions: What percent of Dallas Fire Department calls are to actually put out fires? Would this be considered call response overkill? Were they allowed to check on pension investments after the call was over?