Anchorage fire fighter severely injured during training

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Correction: Ben Schultz's family says he is 28-years-old. Anchorage Fire Department initially reported that he is 29-years-old.

Update - June 6, 3:30 p.m.:
On June 6, the Anchorage Fire Department identified Monday's injured firefighter as Ben Schultz, 28.

According to Deputy Chief of Operations Anchorage Fire Department, Jodie Hettrick, Schultz was injured on June 5 at approximately 4:15 p.m. during a training exercise incident.

AFD says Schultz is a firefighter-paramedic who has been with the department since 2011.

[AFD addresses Monday evening's incident, which left a firefighter severely injured]

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Original Story - June 5, 10:50 p.m.:
An Anchorage firefighter was severely injured during a training exercise Monday, according to the department.

According to an AFD Nixle, "fellow firefighters assisted and took the injured firefighter to a hospital."

The department did not release any details on the extent of injuries the person suffered, only saying, "further information will be available tomorrow [Tuesday] afternoon."

The department also asked to respect the family's "wish for privacy during this trying time."



 
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