Coventry firefighter injured in partial roof collapse
COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) — The Coventry Fire Department said one of their firefighters was injured in a partial roof collapse on Friday.
Officials said firefighters from the West Warwick Fire Department were called in to assist all companies in Coventry at the scene of a structure fire.
No injuries were reported to any of the occupants or their pets, according to authorities.
Jonathan Pascua, a member of Coventry Town Council said on social media, one firefighter, Lieutenant Scott Brown did sustain a compound-fracture to his arm when a part of the home’s roof collapsed on him.
Pascua shared an update following Brown’s surgery, saying doctors removed a two-and-a-half-inch piece of glass from his forearm that narrowly missed nerves and arteries.
Officials said they’re wishing Brown the best and for a speedy recovery, stating there’s a long road of rehab ahead for the injured firefighter.
Coventry Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 3372 shared a photo of that firefighter, being comforted by another firefighter captioned, “Certainly a difficult day yesterday but one thing shines through, ‘brotherhood.'”