Earlier this week, the Duncan (SC) Fire Department had two firefighters sent to the hospital following a crash involving Duncan Rescue 13, which was responding to an accident on Interstate 85.
The firefighters were in the apparatus—which stayed upright for the duration of the incident—at the time of impact. Both were transported to Spartanburg Regional for evaluation; one sustained minor injuries while the other needed surgery on his back, which was performed shortly after arrival and went well.
“We would like to say Thank You to all the many departments that assisted with this incident today and ask that you keep both Firefighters involved in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy and full recovery,” the department said on Facebook. “Our Primary Unit will be down for quite some time so we would also like to specifically thank our neighbors at Startex FD for loaning us a spare unit so that we can keep ‘Rescue 13’ in service.”