on the firefighters that were injured in the fire here on Thurs… the guy that was critical was transferred to Augusta’s Burn Center with inhalation burns to his lungs. He was treated in a hyperbaric chamber. Our hospital had one, but it was in the building that burned. He has been released back to our local hospital and is on the mend physically. We are very glad things turned so quickly for him. As of this evening, all the other 6 firefighters were released after undergoing treatment for gas inhalation injuries and heat exhaustion. One had a minor heart attach from the heat. The firefighter that died, had a massive heart attack from gas inhalation and lack of oxygen.
Services are Monday and Tues. And my sweet husband will have worked every B and C shift (the department is divided into A, B, and C shifts - he is normally B) since last Thurs. He is covering for a buddies from C shift that have just been released from the hospital. This has been a very exhausting and emotional week.