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Published on February 25, 2024
Arizona Firefighter in Critical Condition After Being Crushed by Fire Truck EngineSource: Unsplash/ camilo jimenez

An Arizona firefighter is clinging to life following a harrowing mishap at the Gila Bend Fire Station last Friday. According to 12 News, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office reported that the firefighter was crushed by an engine of a fire truck while performing maintenance.

The incident occurred near the 5:15 p.m. mark as the firefighter was working on the fire truck engine. In a brutal twist of fate, the apparatus fell, pinning the first responder beneath. The unidentified firefighter was subsequently airlifted to a hospital with injuries deemed as life-threatening and remains in a dire state.

Further details surrounding the accident are scant, with an ongoing investigation by the sheriff’s office. The Gila Bend firefighting community, a brethren bound by the perilous call to rescue others, now finds one of its own in desperate need of saving.

Further information was provided by ABC 15, which confirmed that the incident took place at the fire station, and the injured firefighter was rushed to the hospital where he is currently listed in a critical condition. As this story continues to unfold, more details are expected to emerge regarding the circumstances that led to this tragic event.