Union: 12 firefighters injured during Las Vegas shooting

Reports said twelve firefighters were injured during the shooting, including two who were giving CPR and one who was shielding his wife

By FireRescue1 Staff

LAS VEGAS — Twelve off-duty firefighters were injured during the deadly attack at a Las Vegas music festival, according to a recent news conference.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that two of the firefighters injured were performing CPR on their victims when they were shot, according to a news conference held by the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada.

Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada president Angelo Aragon said the firefighters who were shot were from Nevada, Arizona and Southern California.

Arizona firefighter-EMT Kurt Fowler was seriously injured while he was shielding his wife from gunfire, according to CBS News. Desert Hills Fire Department Capt. Steve Bunn said Fowler took his wife to the ground when he heard gunfire and was struck in the leg.

"Everything he does is oriented around his wife and kids. Good firefighter," Capt. Bunn said. "He's well-liked here. He's one of our brothers, and we're doing the best we can to support him and his family.”

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