Conn. firefighter recruit hurt in training exercise

Providence Fire Department union president Paul Doughty said he believes Richard Rand fell from a ladder at a training facility

By FireRescue1 Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A firefighter recruit was injured Thursday in a training exercise.

Associated Press reported that Providence Fire Department recruit Richard Rand was at a training facility when he fell, according to department spokeswoman Lindsay Lague.

Union president Paul Doughty believes Rand slipped from the ladder he was on. He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to WFSB, Thursday was the first day the 80 recruits of the Providence Fire Department Training Academy were using the training facility.


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