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MD Firefighter Critically Injured in Fall From Engine

MD Firefighter Critically Injured in Fall From Engine

October 12, 2010

UPDATE 5:02 p.m.: ABC 7’s Kris Van Cleave reports that the firefighter is conscious and talking.

The fire engine involved has been taken to another location, possibly a county yard in Lanham, to be checked out.

Original story 4:07 p.m.:

A volunteer Prince George’s firefighter was critically injured in a fall from a fire engine while responding to a house fire Sunday afternoon.

Battalion Chief Denise Dickens says the injured firefighter was a 20-year-old male volunteer from Prince George’s County Fire Station Number 38, Chapel Oaks.

The incident occurred at 2:10 PM at Addison Road and 60th Place in Fairmount Heights while the engine was responding to a house fire. For reasons still under investigation, the firefighter fell from the engine.

The firefighter was transported to PG Trauma Center where he is currently reported to be stable.

His injuries were initially reported as life threatening. Dickens said he is “still being evaluated by hospital personnel.”