3 NJ firefighters injured in USAR training

2 firefighters have been treated and released; 3rd was being treated for leg fracture


BAYONNE, N.J. — Three N.J. firefighters were injured during USAR training Wednesday.

Two firefighters from Bayonne and one from Hoboken were engaging in heavy urban search and rescue training at the old Military Ocean Terminal facility when a large concrete structure collapsed, according to NJ.com.

“Unfortunately, the training suddenly became real live rescue,” said Port Authority Police Department spokesman Al Della Fave.

One firefighter hurt his hand, and another injured his back, but those two have been treated and released. The third was being treated for a leg fracture.

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