Indiana Firefighter Hurt After Fall into Basement

A probationary firefighter suffered minor injuries Sunday night after falling 10 feet into a basement during operations at a residential fire.

The incident occurred while firefighters were extinguishing flames at two adjacent homes in Frankfort, according to a report on ( The injured firefighter, Adam Lucas, was transported, treated, and released, a returned to duty that same night with bumps and bruises.

Deputy Chief Jamie Michael, the incident commander, credited the quick actions of Lieutenant Ed Cripe and Firefighter Kevin Watkin in rescuing the down firefighter.

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For more on structural collapse at residential fires and firefighter rescue, consider Structural Collapse Under Fire Conditions, SAVING OUR OWN: MOVING THE DOWNED FIREFIGHTER UP A STAIRWELL, SAVING OUR OWN: THE FIREFIGHTER WHO HAS FALLEN THROUGH THE FLOOR, SAVING OUR OWN: TECHNIQUES FOR FIREFIGHTER RESCUES, and Using the Ladder Tilt to Rescue a Downed Firefighter .


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