LODD: Kan. firefighter dies day after responding to fire call
Firefighter John Randle was seriously hurt from a fall while returning an apparatus to service
Duty Death: John Randle - [Wamego, Kansas]
By FireRescue1 Staff
WAMEGO, Kan. — A firefighter died Tuesday after suffering serious injuries from a fall.
KSNT.com reported that firefighter John Randle, with the Wamego Fire Department, responded to a structure fire at 4:40 a.m. on Monday. After the fire was extinguished, he was seriously hurt from a fall while returning an apparatus to service.
He was airlifted to a hospital, where he died Tuesday.
"We are absolutely heartbroken by this news of a line of duty death following a fire that we had worked alongside Wamego FD," Blue Township Fire tweeted.
We will update you once more information becomes available.
LODD ALERT: Wamego, KS. We are absolutely heartbroken by this news of a Line of Duty Death following a fire that we had worked alongside Wamego FD. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Firefighter Randle's family and our neighbors at Wamego Fire Department during this time. pic.twitter.com/DgPsCSZXl5— Blue Township Fire (@BTFD5) January 3, 2018