A veteran Firefighter called a Mayday when the second-floor of a house collapsed. Charleston (West Virginia) Capt. John Hastings, an 18-year veteran, who was pinned under debris immediately called for help. He was rescued in about 10 minutes and transported to an area trauma center for treatment. He was in stable condition. “We are extremely thankful for the training and skill that crews demonstrated today. We will continue to keep Captain Hastings in our thoughts, and wish him a speedy recovery,” Chief Craig Matthews said. The incident occurred as firefighters were wrapping up a search on the first floor.
Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin said in a statement: “The men and women of the Charleston Fire Department work hard every day to keep our community safe and we were reminded, once again today, of their commitment to service and their bravery in the face of danger. Thank you to the CFD companies that responded this morning and those who helped get Captain Hastings to safety.”
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