We regret to inform you that a Los Angeles Firefighter has passed away due to injuries he sustained after falling off of an aerial ladder on Saturday. More on the story is below. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, and fire family. Be Safe out there.
LOS ANGELES (KABC) –“A 29-year-old Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter died Monday, two days after he fell from an aerial ladder during a training exercise in downtown, officials said.
“The LAFD is heartbroken to announce the loss of one of our members, Firefighter Kelly Wong,” a two-year veteran of the department, according to a news release.
The incident occurred about 9:43 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Main Street. Wong, who suffered numerous blunt-force trauma injuries, was treated by his fellow firefighters at the scene and transported to a nearby trauma center.
The critically injured fireman was rushed into emergency surgery upon arrival at the facility.
“Despite the heroic efforts of doctors and nurses at the hospital, Firefighter Wong succumbed to his injuries early Monday morning,” the LAFD said in a statement.
According to the agency, Wong graduated with top academic honors from the LAFD Recruit Academy in August 2015 and was assigned to the Rancho Park station at the time of his death. He was scheduled to transfer to Fire Station 9, which serves downtown and Skid Row, on June 12, and was working out of that station on Saturday.
“I join the men and women of the LAFD in mourning Firefighter Wong’s sudden passing,” said LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas. “It is always a tragedy to lose one of our own, especially an accomplished individual who was still at the beginning of what was certainly going to be a promising career.”
Wong is survived by his wife, Danielle, his infant son Colton, his mother Ann, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Barbara and Michael Quinlan, and his sisters-in-law Nicole and Stephanie.”…Continue Reading Here