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Technical Rescue: Firefighter Injured During Rescue of Hiker in AZ

06/03/2013
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 ou...

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