THE DALLES, Ore. — Oregon Department of Forestry reports a firefighter was injured while assigned at the Government Flats Complex fire.
ODF says that the firefighter was injured Saturday morning after falling off a parked apparatus while at fire camp. The male, mid-40′s, was stepping out of the cab when he slipped and fell approximately three feet, landing on his back on hard packed ground. He was transported in stable condition to the medical center in The Dalles.
After further evaluation, it was determined that he sustained a significant back injury and was transferred to Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland.
No additional details are known at this time. ODF says his name will not be released to the public by fire personnel assigned to the Government Flats Complex.