Firefighting

Three NY Firefighters Injured in House Fire

Three Rochester firefighters were injured while operating at an early-morning house fire Friday.

WHEC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Ns4NWS) that one firefighters was injured when he fell through a large hole in the first floor that caved in near the fireplace. Then a piece of furniture fell from the first floor into the basement, hitting two firefighters who were already in the basement.

None of the injuries were deemed serious. The trio were transported to an area hospital.

Read more about this incident at http://bit.ly/Ns4NWS.

For training articles on collapses at structure fires, consider Construction Concerns for Firefighters: Structural Collapse, Construction Concerns for Firefighters: Structural Collapse , Part II, Structural Collapse : The Hidden Dangers of Residential Fires, and Structural Collapse Under Fire Conditions.