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.
YOU. GUYS. Look who I found at my gym! Remember Ben Schultz?! He's an Alaskan firefighter who fell 100 feet and is recovering at QLI here in Omaha! We recognized each other right away. He is making STRIDES! https://t.co/65Fh85OOjr pic.twitter.com/pJkgaxOL9Y— Sarah Fili (@SarahFiliKETV) April 20, 2018
Fire Chief Olsen had the opportunity to visit with Ben Schultz this morning! Ben is an Anchorage Firefighter who survived a 100ft fall during a ladder training exercise in 2017 & is now currently undergoing rehab right here in Omaha at QLI. Read more: https://t.co/VL64QBsmdG pic.twitter.com/BBX5MmTaHr— Omaha Fire Dept (@OmahaFireDept) April 18, 2018