Apparatus & Equipment, Firefighter Training, Firefighting

Detroit Firefighters Injured by Falling Debris

Two Detroit (MI) firefighters were injured when they were struck by falling debris at a fire scene Wednesday.

Bricks apparently fell from the top of the building where the firefighters were battling a two-alarm fire, according to a report from ClickOnDetroit.com (http://bit.ly/177wq11). The debris struck one firefighter operating on a ladder and another underneath the ladder.

The two were transported to an area hospital. One of the firefighters reportedly had a broken ankle and severe concussion.

See video and photos from the incident at http://bit.ly/177wq11.

For more on safety concerns during firefighting operations, consider Risk Assessment: It Is Personal, SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS IN APPARATUS PLACEMENT, Positioning Apparatus for Maximum Efficiency and Safety, and Scaffolding on Buildings and its Effects on Firefighting Operations.