March 22, 2013
The Charlottesville Fire Department made a daring rescue Friday morning, from 50 feet in the air.
A construction worker was injured on top of the new chiller plant at The University of Virginia.
Fire Chief Richard Jones said their new tower equipment was key to the safe and successful rescue.
"The fire department has been training very hard on these high angle rescue situations, and with us getting Tower 10 as our newest piece of equipment, it really aided in this rescue," said Jones. "Being able to put the tower basket up, put the individual in the basket and bring him down, and be safe for all firefighters and victims."
The construction worker is reported to be in fair condition.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
powered by Disqus