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2 firefighters thrown down stairs during flashover

The firefighters escaped serious injury suffering a concussion and fractured ankle

By FireRescue1 Staff

TROY, N.Y. — Two N.Y. firefighters were injured after a house fire flashed over Sunday night.

While responding to a fire on the second-floor of the home, firefighters were ordered to pull back when all the combustible material in one of the rooms suddenly burst into flames, according to the Times Union.

Chief Tom Garrett said, "the fire basically exploded" and sent two firefighters flying down the stairs.

Firefighter Dave Judge was taken to the hospital for a suspected concussion and Lt. Robert Sleicher was treated for a fractured ankle.

No civilians were injured in the blaze and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Tony Franklin Tony Franklin Tuesday, September 11, 2012 5:35:36 PM WTF----packs with no mask, ladders with no safety belt?
Rich Miller Rich Miller Tuesday, September 11, 2012 6:30:20 PM All i can say is wow
Xtreme FD LLC Xtreme FD LLC Thursday, September 13, 2012 2:44:37 PM The focus of this story is on a flashover, but it should have been on fireground safety and operations. I am guessing that after seeing this video, the Chief is cringing.
Tom Fox Tom Fox Friday, September 14, 2012 6:51:33 PM Hum, repeated over and over " No one was hurt at this fire" >>> so what do YOU call it when one fire fighter goes to the hospital with a broken ankle and another with a possible concussion? AND I would bet the firefighter who did the flip off of the ladder landing hard on the groudn is feeling pretty darn sore right about now >>>.
Matt Mick Lewis Matt Mick Lewis Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:41:04 PM safety belt for a ground ladder? what happened to a leg lock and someone footing the ladder?
Tony Franklin Tony Franklin Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:57:46 PM asending or desending to get from one level to the belt required.......however ....."working off the ladder to do some sort of operations..... a belt if its work presentiing a resistance requiring two hands and your weight to be used,,,,I'll give you a leg lock in this instance

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