SF firefighter falls off ladder truck on scene of 4-alarm blaze
The San Francisco Fire Department firefighter was standing on the roof of a ladder truck when he slipped and fell on the pavement
By FireRescue1 Staff
SAN FRANCISCO — A firefighter was injured after falling from a ladder truck while battling a four-alarm fire.
KTVU reported that the San Francisco Fire Department firefighter was helping to mop up the blaze that tore through an apartment building when he slipped off the roof of a ladder truck and fell to the pavement below, according to a battalion chief.
The battalion chief said the firefighter was transported to the hospital, but is expected to be OK and that he was responsive during the transport.
More than 100 firefighters battled the fire, which broke out in the middle of St. Patrick’s Day festivities. The businesses in the building below the apartments were all affected by the blaze.
#BREAKING: San Francisco Fire Dept. on-scene of Greater Alarm Fire on 600 block of Union St. near Washington Square. Reported apartment building on fire. Smoke visible from most of city, including Mission Bay. @sffdpio @SFFFLocal798 pic.twitter.com/rkmtfiZIOv— Tim Jue (@timjue) March 18, 2018