Firefighter still critical after ice bucket challenge
university hospital's trauma surgeon preventing infection Mars
Four firefighters were burned when their fire truck's aerial ladder came too close to a main power line during an ice bucket challenge. One firefighter remains in critical condition.
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00:02 Or Campbell's -- firefighters injured two of them seriously after
00:05 helping out with an ice bucket challenge at Campbell's -- university.
00:09 41 year old captain Tony writer in 22 year old Simon
00:13 Alex Quinn were in the bucket portion of the fire truck
00:16 when it got too close to power lines and they were
00:18 shocked. And heart occurred. Tracking the two occupants. Rather them win.
00:25 Who were in the back. -- Severely critical. Both were airlifted
00:35 to university hospital's burn unit where -- remains in critical condition.
00:40 He is a sixteen year veteran of the department. When has
00:44 been upgraded to fair condition he is a part time firefighter.
00:48 Captain Steve Mars and firefighter Alex Johnson were also shocked while
00:52 trying to lower the latter to the ground. Both were treated
00:55 for less serious injuries at Taylor regional hospital. Providers that was
00:59 here for -- here university hospital trauma surgeon doctor Matthew bends
01:04 could not comment on writer in Queens cases. -- says in
01:07 cases like these big focus on resuscitating patients fluids and preventing
01:11 infection. I think the first 24 to 48 hours are critical
01:15 in the severe burn. And really. We would -- such as.
01:24 You can anticipated pretty going. Doctor Ben says injury from electrical
01:28 burns can be severe and widespread. Sometimes we see deeper tissue
01:33 injury that electricity because. You know flame burns really localized in
01:37 the areas of skin that are that are directing context of
01:39 that wears an electrical burn. Passes through all the tissues deal
01:43 between the live -- and --