Coventry firefighter injured in partial roof collapse

Coventry Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 3372 shared this photo of a firefighter being comforted by another after being injured.

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.'”

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