Firefighter injured in evening live burn training
CARMICHAEL, California – A firefighter was injured Thursday evening in a fall during a training event in Carmichael, according to KCRA.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department was conducting an evening live burn exercise in a former Denny’s restaurant. Firefighters had spent several days preparing the building for the exercise and fire.
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The fire had begun at around 11:00 p.m. In the video below firefighters can be seen inside and outside, climbing onto the roof to perform vertical ventilation.
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As firefighting operations are underway, one firefighter can be seen climbing a ground ladder to the roof while another firefighter on the roof appears to steady the ladder.
The firefighter climbing moves from the ladder to the roof and then falls.
Captain Chris Vestal told KCRA that when the firefighter fell, the training exercise was halted while the firefighter was checked for injuries.
Vestal said the firefighter was transported to a hospital and later released, cleared to return to work.