Injured Firefighter Released From Hospital
By: NY1 News
NY1: Injured Firefighter Released From Hospital
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A firefighter who fell more than 20 feet while battling a blaze in the Bronx received a round of applause as he left the hospital Monday morning.
Brian Smith, 43, is now at a rehab center in Rockland County where he will continue his recovery from injuries that included damage to his spine, lungs and head.
Smith says he's optimistic he will learn to walk and balance again.
"Hopefully easy, in and out just like this,” he said. "I'm very anxious [to get back to work.] I figure in a couple of weeks I should be back.”
Smith was fighting a fire on Shakespeare Avenue in Highbridge on November 18th when he fell out of a bucket attached to a ladder.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.