Government Flats Media Advisory - Saturday, August 24, 2013 @ 2:30 PM
Incident: Government Flats Complex Wildfire
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
OREGON STATE FIRE MARSHAL
USDA FOREST SERVICE
USDI BUREAU OF LAND OF MANAGEMENT
GOVERNMENT FLATS COMPLEX
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2013 @ 2:30 PM
A firefighter assigned to the Government Flats Complex fire was injured this 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 by Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue to the medical center in The Dalles.
After further evaluation, it was determined that he sustained a significant back injury and was transferred by his home agency, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, to Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. No additional details are known at this time and his name will not be released to the public by fire personnel assigned to the Government Flats Complex.