Two Philadelphia Firefighters fell through a thin fiberglass roof while operating at a 1 alarm fire last night. The fire was at an auto body shop and the run came in around 2111 hours…and was placed under control at 2137 hours. When Philly Firefighters went up on the roof, they may have miscalculated the thickness of the roof, which turned out to be made of fiberglass and only a couple inches thick. One firefighter broke thru and fell all the way through, about 15 feet and landing. He was transported and is listed in critical condition. Philly Fire officials said while his injuries are pretty severe, he is expected to survive. The other Firefighter fell partially through the roof and was also taken in with minor injuries. The cause of the fire in under investigation. We’ll post more on our home page.
And in Newton (MA) last night, a Firefighter suffered minor burns and injured his shoulder after he fell through the floor of a million-dollar home fire. The Firefighter, who also had elevated carbon monoxide levels, was kept overnight at the hospital and is expected to recover. A second Firefighter twisted his ankle and was treated at the scene. The house had just been renovated and was unoccupied and appears to have begun in an electric meter and is not considered suspicious.
Take Care-BE CAREFUL.
The Secret List (NEW FORMAT) 11-20-08 / 2005hrs