Milwaukee Lieutenant Injured Battling 2 Alarm Apartment Fire

A City of Milwaukee Lieutenant was injured battling a 2 Alarm Fire on Tuesday Night.  The fire was located at 5705 W. on Hampton came in shortly after 7:00 P.M.  The Milwaukee Lieutenant suffered injures to his arm and may require surgery.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lieutenant for a speedy recovery.  We will post audio, video, and pictures from the fire scene once we can get them completed into a finished product.  This may take a little time.  Best wishes Lieutenant and hope to see you riding Rescue 2 again soon.

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WISN – “A fire lieutenant was hurt Tuesday night at the scene of a suspicious fire, the Milwaukee Fire Department said. The Fire Department told WISN 12 News that while searching the building, a 27-year veteran of the department fell from the second floor to the first floor.

As fires go, Lt. Thomas McMenamin called it a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10, not one he would expect to nearly take his life.

“I’m doing better than I could’ve been. It could’ve been much worse. (I have a ) fractured elbow and a fractured hand,” McMenamin told WISN 12 News.

Sweeping the smoky vacant apartment buildings for victims, McMenamin said he didn’t realize a second-story railing was missing, and he went over the side.

“From it being vacant. I think somebody had taken the railing down. Obviously, the railings were made of metal, and I think the scrappers got in there and took the railing, so just an unfortunate thing,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of other fires that were a lot hotter, a lot smokier. This one just obviously presented something we train for, but no matter how hard you train sometimes things happen.”

Despite his first work injury in his 27 years on the job, McMenamin said he’s excited about getting back to work.

“Firemen are a special breed. We love what we do. We love to do good for the citizens of the city of Milwaukee,” he said.”…Continue Reading Here

 

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