A firefighter was hospitalized in stable condition Friday afternoon after being injured at the Omaha training facility.
Emergency crews were dispatched to Blair High Road and Rainwood Road around 12:45 p.m. The male recruit fell from a third-floor window during a skills test, trying to find a rescue dummy. He suffered internal and external injuries.
We are told by sources that he may have fallen on rubber cones. This possibly helped lessen the severity of the fall.
"The opening of the window and falling out, that was not part of the drill, taking the rescue dummy to the window,” said OFD Capt. Tim McCaw. “So we're kind of investigating why and what all affected that."
The injured firefighter was taken to the hospital via medical helicopter. His name has not been released, but we do know he is a first year firefighter. The training he was completing is mandatory for all first year firefighters.