Lincoln Fire and Rescue's 2018 injury rate the lowest in 13 years

  • Source: KLKN-TV ABC 8
  • Published: 01/09/2019 04:34 PM

VIDEO: Running into burning buildings and saving lives takes a toll on firefighters. The demands of the job are causing injuries and in some cases claiming firefighters lives. In the past five years more than 500 members of Lincoln Fire and Rescue have been injured on the job. "70% of firefighters within their career will have an injury that requires time off," Captain Kelsey Romshek of Lincoln Fire and Rescue said. 2018 saw the lowest number of firefighters injured in 13 years. So what is the department doing to reduce those numbers? "What we've really done is brought awareness to how we're getting injured then focusing on the big top injuries," Cole Henn, the chair of the LFR Wellness Committee said. The most common injury in the department is to shoulders.


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