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FIREFIGHTERS CONTINUE TO RECOVER FROM SAN BERNARDINO STRUCTURE FIRE
Three of our members continue to recuperate from injuries sustained during a residential structure fire before Christmas.
On Saturday, December 22, just after noon, members from San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters #Local935 responded to a single family residence on fire in the 900 block of east 2nd Street in the city of San Bernardino. Upon arrival, first responders were advised that people were trapped inside the home.
Making entry under heavy #fire conditions, #firefighters began to search for victims. One subject was quickly located inside the residence and determined to be deceased. Continuing their search, our members located an additional unconscious victim, rescued the subject from the structure, initiated resuscitative measures and transferred care to exterior crews.
During the fire attack, an exterior crew was conducting a survey of the fireground when an attached portion of the structure collapsed trapping all three firefighters beneath a large debris pile.
Additional firefighters immediately took action and were able to extract the trapped parties. Additional fire personnel and ambulances were dispatched to the scene to support the ongoing firefight and treat the additional victims.
All three trapped firefighters, a captain, engineer, and firefighter/paramedic were from the same company. They were treated and transported to area hospitals with injuries that included back injuries and an extremity fracture. One firefighter remained hospitalized for multiple days after undergoing surgery while the other two returned home to their families to continue their recoveries.
Local 935 thanks the community for their outpouring of support. Specifically we would like recognize our law enforcement brothers and sisters at SEBA and California Assemblyman James Ramos for reaching out so quickly with their offers of assistance.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this incident, and all of our Local 935 family.