VIDEO: First responders are helping one of their own after he was seriously injured in an accident.
Dustin Rice is a firefighter for Virginia Beach.
Two weeks ago, he was trimming branches in his front yard.
“The ladder rocked and I lost my balance. I lept off and crushed both of my legs,” he said.
Rice went to the hospital, where he had three surgeries. It left him in a wheelchair.
After his fall, other firefighters showed up to help in different ways.
They installed a ramp to his front door and on Wednesday crews put in a new roof, which Rice wanted to eventually do.
His fellow firefighter and friend, Alex Lane, says “that’s just what firefighters do.”
Even firefighters from other departments showed up to help.