Virginia Beach firefighter in wheelchair after fall from ladder gets help from fellow first responders

  • Source: WAVY- TV 10 NEWS
  • Published: 07/11/2019 12:00 AM

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.


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