Kan. firefighter crashes fire truck into tree after passing out

Columbus Fire Rescue said the firefighter suffered a medical emergency while en route to a call about an active fire alarm

By FireRescue1 Staff

COLUMBUS, Kan. — A firefighter suffered a medical emergency Sunday and crashed a fire truck into a tree.

According to a Facebook post, the Columbus Fire Rescue firefighter was on his way to a call about an active fire alarm when he passed out due to a medical emergency, drove off the road and crashed into a tree.


On 5/20 at 0913 our Department was dispatched to an active fire alarm. During the response one of our drivers suffered a...

Posted by Columbus Ks Fire Rescue on Sunday, May 20, 2018

“Please keep our driver in your prayers as he was rushed to the hospital for treatment,” the department said. “Thankfully no other injuries were reported.”

The crash is currently under investigation, and the firefighter is under observation until the cause of the medical emergency can be determined, according to FourstatesHomepage.com.

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