The Prescott Fire Department would like to urge the area’s drivers to be extra vigilant when approaching the department’s apparatus as they are parked at incident scenes. The department reported on Wednesday that they have had several near misses in the past year. Most recently, during the snowstorm over Thanksgiving weekend, a car driving on Hwy 89A struck a fire engine which was parked roadside for a multi-vehicle accident and subsequently careened into a police cruiser. The damage to the half-million dollar fire engine was determined to be too significant to repair and the engine was taken out of service. Three firefighters and a police officer were evaluated at the hospital after receiving minor injuries.