Thursday, February 22

Firefighter in Critical Condition Following Early Morning Accident in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, Feb. 6, 2024 – A Fort Worth Fire Department firefighter is in critical condition following an early morning accident involving a fire truck. The incident occurred at 2:34 a.m. near the intersection of Village Creek and Wilbarger, in proximity to the Eugene McCray Community Center.

Photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Fire Department

Four firefighters were onboard the fire truck during the accident, all of whom were promptly transported to the hospital. Alongside the critically injured firefighter, one remains in stable condition, while the other two have been discharged. The fire truck was en route to a fire alarm assignment at a single-family home in the 4500 block of Pecos St. when the crash took place. The call was dispatched from Fire Station 3 at 2:29 a.m., and following the accident, another engine was sent to respond to the house fire.

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating the cause of the crash, with initial findings suggesting no other vehicles were involved. The names of the firefighters are withheld pending notification of their families.

Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis emphasized the department’s focus on the wellbeing of the firefighters and their families during this challenging time, expressing gratitude for the community’s support and prayers. Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker also highlighted the importance of community support, urging for prayers for the firefighters’ recovery and healing.

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