Firefighter Injured During Rescue of Hiker in AZ

A firefighter was injured during the rescue of hiker Sunday at Pinnacle Peak Park in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Paramedics and a technical rescue team responded to reports of an injured hiker, according to a report on centralaz.com (http://bit.ly/11R2ion). Firefighters assessed and assisted the patient, who ultimately refused further treatment.

During the rescue operations, a firefighter suffered a lower leg injury. Colleagues rescued him and he was transported in stable condition to an area medical facility.

The mountain rescue was only one of a number of rescues firefighters in the area performed over the weekend, with scenarios ranging from a woman who broke her ankle to a man who blacked out and fell into a cactus.

Read additional details about the rescues at http://bit.ly/11R2ion.

For more training on technical rescue operations, consider Size-Up and Plan Development at a Technical Rescue Operation,
Tech Rescue Training at FDIC 2013: Managing Rescue Operations, and THE CHALLENGE OF MULTICASUALTY HIGH-ANGLE INCIDENTS.

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