Mayday: Ga. FF rescued after fall through floor at hotel fire

The Dekalb County firefighter was able to finish his shift and help extinguish the fire after the rescue


By Laura French

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia firefighter was rescued by fellow firefighters after falling through the floor while battling a fire at a three-story hotel. 

The DeKalb County Firefighter fell from the second floor to the first floor during the fire early Monday morning, according to FOX 5. A mayday call went out, and a standby crew immediately went in to save the firefighter, according to Battalion Chief Daniel Long. 

The firefighter was not injured and was able to complete his shift, helping to extinguish the blaze. Long said firefighters followed their training and dealt with the situation in an organized manner, getting the firefighter out in less than a minute while crews continued to battle the fire. 

About 40 people staying at the hotel were evacuated. No other injuries were reported and officials said they believe an electrical issue sparked the fire. 

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