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Wichita firefighter injured on house fire call

The nearly 30 year veteran of the department, Higgins was on a call Friday night when he...
The nearly 30 year veteran of the department, Higgins was on a call Friday night when he suffered a heart attack.(kwch)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 10:16 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - UPDATE June 13

A Go Fund Me has been up to support Wichita Firefighter Tim Higgins, who suffered a heart attack while responding to a fire call Friday.

The account says Higgins has worked for the Wichita Fire Department for about 30.

Money raised through the Go Fund Me will go to support medical and other related expenses.

UPDATE June 12

Saturday, Wichita Fire Department provided an update on the firefighter who was injured while responding to a house fire Friday night.

In a social media post, they said the firefighter condition has been updated to serious but stable. The firefighter is undergoing further evaluation.

UPDATE Our firefighter is in serious condition but has stabilized. He is undergoing further evaluation. Thank you again...

Posted by Wichita Fire Department on Saturday, June 12, 2021

A Wichita firefighter was injured in response to a house fire Friday night in west Wichita. Our crew on the scene reported seeing an ambulance leaving from the call in the 4300 block of West Douglas.

A Wichita fire official said the injured firefighter is a veteran of the department of more than 25 years. We’re told fellow crews pulled the firefighter out of a house and performed CPR.

The official reported that the injured firefighter was initially unresponsive, but was alert when an ambulance transported him to a local hospital. From the scene, he was taken to the hospital in critical condition, the fire official said.

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