A volunteer firefighter in Kansas died after falling from a fire truck.
John Randle, 67, had been a volunteer with the Wamego Fire Department for 14 years, according to Fire Chief Phil Stultz.
“He was very committed to the community that he served,” Stultz said, adding that nothing was out of the ordinary after the crew had returned from a structure fire. “It was a freak accident.”
Randle had returned with a crew early on Jan. 1. He was repacking a fire hose when he slipped and fell about four feet, Stultz said. He suffered head injuries and was airlifted to a hospital, where he later passed away.
Randle is survived by a wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren