STRATFORD - A number of firefighters are lucky to be alive after two tractor-trailers collided with two fire trucks which had been parked on Interstate 95 in response to a car accident.

The fire marshal credits the trucks with absorbing the impact of the two separate collisions which would have most likely hit the firefighters who were working on the roadway.

While the lives of the firefighters were spared, the equipment is expected to be out of commission for quite some time, according to officials. Fortunately they say that the department keeps two spare tucks available for a situation like this.

Officials say that slick roads were the most likely cause of the accidents.

2 fire engines hit by tractor-trailer on I-95