Firefighter collapses Friday night during house fire in west Wichita


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Wichita firefighter collapsed during a house fire at 4325 W. Douglas Friday evening. The call came in around 9:15 p.m.

While crews were inside the house, a firefighter went down and fell to the ground. Other firefighters say they realized something was wrong when he fell. Crews were able to get him outside safely despite the heavy smoke inside the structure.

The firefighter was not breathing and unconscious, triaged code blue when he was pulled outside. Rescue crews performed CPR on him and resuscitated him. He was triaged to code red after he was awake and verbal.

According to WFD, the firefighter is in serious condition but has stabilized. He is undergoing further evaluation.

“Thank you again to our very supportive community for your thoughts, prayers, and concern. You got this brother!!

The Wichita Fire Department

WFD said per protocol, they’ll conduct an internal investigation on the injured firefighter’s equipment and what transpired.

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