FIREFIGHTER CONDITION UPDATE:
As of Monday morning, Captain David Davis is still at UAB Hospital being treated for second degree burns. While his injuries are not life threatening, he is still in serious condition. Captain Davis has been with Opelika Fire Department for nearly 11 years and is a 16-year veteran.
Firefighter Henry Williford has returned to work. He’s been with the Opelika Fire Department for a total four years.
“We would like to ask that you continue to pray for Captain Davis as he recovers. He has a long road ahead of him, but Davis is a very motivated individual and we know he’ll return to work as soon as he has fully recovered. We are glad to have Williford back at work today,” says Opelika Fire Department Chief Byron Prather.
If you would like to send cards or letters, you can drop them off or mail them to the Opelika Fire Department Station at 1015 Avenue B.
OPELIKA, Ala – On March 15 the Opelika Fire Department was performing routine fire training exercises on an abandoned house at the 2700 block of Anderson Road. During the final exercise of the day, at approximately 4 p.m., two firefighters were injured. One firefighter was airlifted to UAB hospital with second degrees burns, while the second firefighter was transported by ambulance to Midtown Hospital in Columbus. The firefighter that was airlifted remains at UAB hospital where he is receiving treatment for burns he sustained during the incident; the other firefighter was released from the hospital Thursday night.
As we receive a report from the Alabama Fire Marshall’s office, we will release findings.