Milwaukee firefighter seriously injured after fall, just before daughter's scheduled kidney surgery

  • Source: WISN-TV ABC 12 Milwaukee
  • Published: 03/20/2023 12:00 AM

Jeff Rothmeier, a Milwaukee firefighter, fell off a ladder while fighting a fire Saturday night near 80th Street and Oklahoma Avenue. Rothmeier was taken to Froedtert Hospital for a severe concussion, a spinal fracture, and ten broken ribs. The Family told WISN 12 News Rothmeier's daughter is scheduled to have major surgery to remove her kidney this week in Minnesota. According to an online fundraiser, Rothmeier will remain in the hospital while his wife and daughter travel to Mayo for surgery. The fire department said there were no other injuries during the fire, but the building is uninhabitable. The cause of the fire is under investigation. A GoFundMe campaign has been established for both Rothmeier and his daughter.


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