On Monday, Dan Keys brought together a group of firefighters from IAFF Local 2068 in Fairfax County for a trip to the Washington Hospital Center. They came to donate blood on behalf of the five DC firefighters burned during Friday's fire in Northeast Washington. While there they received a visit from one of the Medstar Burn Unit patients, Lt. Robert "Cadillac" Alvarado of Truck 13. Lt. Alvarado made this short video that Leigh Boswell shot as a thank you to the firefighters from Fairfax County. She asked me to post it to encourage others to donate blood.
The latest update on Firefighter Chucky Ryan, who is the most seriously injured of the group, comes from the Riverdale VFD where he is chief:
Chief Ryan was able to complete 5 laps around the ICu today and is continuing to progress greatly. Due to upcoming procedures, the hospital staff has mandated that he have NO VISITORS until further notice. As soon as he is able to have vistors again we will make the information available here. Thank you to everyone again for all of your support.
Also on STATter911 …
- DC Fire & EMS Department report on vacant house fire that injured five firefighters. Read entire report. – August 8, 2012
- PGFD/West Lanham Hills VFD Lt. Ryan Emmons leaves hospital after arm reattached. Injured in Beltway crash of pumper almost a month ago. – February 25, 2013
- UPDATE: Lieutenant who said DC chief showed ‘lack of leadership’ demoted & suspended. Department says Robert Alvarado violated ‘Patient Care Bill of Rights’ during TV interview & also failed to wear compliant coat. – July 3, 2012
- Raw video & radio traffic: PGFD two-alarm house fire with three firefighters burned. – November 10, 2013
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