2 Colo. firefighters hurt in fire truck rollover crash
The firefighters were on their way to a house fire when the truck crashed; they were airlifted to the hospital and are now recovering
By FireRescue1 Staff
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — Two firefighters were airlifted to the hospital Tuesday after a fire truck rollover crash.
The Denver Post reported that the Franktown Fire Protection District firefighters were responding to a house fire when their water tender truck ran off the road, went through a fence and rolled over.
Two firefighters airlifted. No civilians involved, single vehicle rollover. Tender was responding to residential structure fire on Pine Cliff Ave. pic.twitter.com/8YRVuNS8HH— Franktown Fire (@FranktownFire) August 8, 2018
The firefighters were extricated from the truck by their colleagues and airlifted to the hospital. Initial reports said they suffered life-threatening injuries, however 9News reported they are now improving.
"I have talked to them today. I was up at the hospital with them last night. They are improving," Chief David Woodrick said. "When you get that call and we were hearing it over the radio traffic and they report back it's your truck, it hits you pretty deep."
Public Information Officer Kim Spuhler said the firefighters’ recovery is “going to be an uphill battle.”
“It’s one family, it hurts us all,” Spuhler said. "When, as a firefighter, your brothers and sisters are hurt, you're hurting, too.”
The crash is currently under investigation.