Horrible news out of Scottsdale (Arizona) where a visit to a fire station resulted in the death of a young child. Initial reports are that a boy less than 2 years old died after being injured by an apparatus bay door during a tour of a Scottsdale Fire Station. The child was a relative of a Scottsdale Firefighter on duty at that station. The boy received immediate medical attention and was transferred to the trauma center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced.
THE SFD RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:
This weekend, a terrible tragedy occurred at Scottsdale Fire Station 601, when a young child visiting the station with family was injured by the apparatus bay doors during a station tour. The child, less than two years old and a relative of a Scottsdale firefighter on duty at the station, received immediate attention by paramedics. He was rushed to the trauma center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, where he subsequently was pronounced deceased. The Scottsdale Fire Department family is deeply saddened by this accident. We are doing all we can to support and care for the firefighters and family members at the station when the accident occurred, and we ask the community’s thoughts and prayers for this child and his family.
The city is investigating the incident.
Our deepest condolences to everyone impacted by this horrible accident.