Alaska firefighter hurt in training accident to return home

Anchorage Fire Department firefighter Ben Schultz, who fell nearly 100 feet from a ladder, is set to be discharged from a Nebraska facility

By FireRescue1 Staff

OMAHA, Neb. — A firefighter who was severely injured in a training accident last year is set to return home to Alaska after months of recovery.

KTVA reported that Anchorage Fire Department firefighter Ben Schultz will be discharged from Quality Living Inc. in Omaha, where he has been recovering from a traumatic brain injury, broken bones and more.

Schultz fell nearly 100 feet from a ladder while participating in a training exercise in June 2017. He said he is excited to return to Anchorage as soon as he is discharged.

"I'm ecstatic to see my kids and my friends and my family back home. And just show them how much progress I've made in just under a year," he said.


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