Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
 
 
 
September 23, 2018

"Partners in Protecting our Community"

Important Links
Web Staff
IAFF
IAFF Recovery
IAFF Locals
IAFF Motorcycle Group
Groupwise (Home)
OAPFF
SERB
FF Cancer Support
Ohio Dept. of Public Safety
Protect Ohio's Protectors
G.M.V.E.M.S. Council
We Are Ohio
U.S. Fire Administration
Firehouse Magazine
Fire Engineering Magazine
Fire Chief Magazine
City of Kettering
Ohio Defferred Compensation
Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund
Dayton Firefighters Federal Credit Union
Intellicast Local Radar Loop
Injured Kettering Firefighter In Fair Condition
Updated On: Oct 18, 2008

Injured Kettering Firefighter In Fair Condition

 

POSTED: 4:28 pm EDT September 17, 2008
UPDATED: 4:41 pm EDT September 17, 2008

 

Kettering firefighter John Moore, who was injured when a tree limb fell on him during Sunday's windstorm, was upgraded to fair condition Wednesday at Miami Valley Hospital.

 

Moore, 25, had been at his best friend's house in Springboro helping the friend remove a fallen branch that had struck a window of his home. The two were clearing debris from an alleyway when the accident happened.

 

"The two were working as safely as they could," said Moore's wife, Meredyth. "A branch was stuck in the tree with the trunk on the ground. When John tried to pull on the branch to clear it from the tree, the top half of the branch snapped. John tried to outrun the falling limb but it caught him, hitting him on the head and injuring his spine."

 

Doctors repaired a large laceration on his head Sunday night and performed surgery Monday night to stabilize his spine. "The surgery went exceptionally well and now we are waiting to see how his body responds," his wife said.

 

More than 50 family and friends waited patiently at the hospital during John's surgery.

 

Although only on the Kettering Fire Department for 11 months, Moore's enthusiasm for his career has made him popular with other firefighters.

 

"John can't wait to get to work," said Kettering Fire Capt. Dave Curry. "He's extremely energetic and loves helping others. The job means everything to him."

 

Moore, who began rehabilitation Wednesday morning, is upbeat about his recovery.

 

Just before surgery, Moore told his wife, "Babe, you, me and God are walking out of here together."

 

A fund is being established at National City Bank in John and Meredyth Moore's name. The fund will be used to help the family with additional expenses.

 

For additional information, a hotline will be activated on September 18th @ 296.2406.

 


Member Login
Username:

Password:

Forgot Your Login?

We did it!  SB5 has been vetoed by Ohioans...

<< September 2018 >>
S M T W T F S
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30
Upcoming Events
Union Meeting
Oct 09, 2018
Union Meeting
Nov 13, 2018
Union Meeting
Dec 11, 2018
Union Meeting
Jan 08, 2019
Union Meeting
Feb 12, 2019
Site Search
Site Map
RSS Feeds
Weather Report
IAFF Local Newswire
 
Join the Newswire!
Updated: Sep. 23 (08:00)

Throwback Photo
New London Fire Fighters
Friday Update: September 21, 2018
IAFF Local 1014
YOUR RETIREMENT BENEFITS ARE UNDER ATTACK
OSFFC
I-25 Vehicle Fire
South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Promotional Ceremony
South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Oak Hill Ct. Brush Fire
South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
 
     
 
 
IAFF Local 2150
Copyright © 2018, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™

385862 hits since Aug 28, 2008
Visit Unions-America.com!

Top of Page image