Apparatus & Equipment, Fire EMS, Firefighting

Ice Bucket Challenge Firefighters Remain in Hospital

Two Central Kentucky firefighters remained hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an “ice bucket challenge,” reports The Associated Press.

Campbellsville Fire Capt. Tony Grider was in critical condition in University of Louisville Hospital’s burn unit Friday afternoon, a hospital spokesman said. Simon Quinn was in fair condition there.

Both men were on the fire truck’s ladder when it got too close to a power line after dumping water on Campbellsville University’s marching band on Thursday in the charity stunt to raise awareness for the disease ALS.

Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith told WDRB-TV on Friday that Grider suffered burns on 55 percent of his body and was sedated.

Two other firefighters were hurt, but they are out of the hospital.