A firefighter from Marshfield was trapped during a structural collapse at a Scituate, Massachusetts house fire early this morning. The radio communications from the mayday and search for Lt. Joseph Kilinowski is in the link above courtesy of Alertpage, Inc Text Alert Notification Service.
According to news reports the fire started around 1:25 AM on Central Avenue in Humarock.
Marshfield Lt. Joseph Kilinowski was reportedly trapped beneath a collapsed building and was rescued by his fellow firefighters within minutes. He was taken by MedFlight helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries.
“He’s being evaluated now,” said Marshfield Fire Chief Kevin Robinson, who was at the scene. “It appears his most significant injuries are burns to his back.”
According to Robinson, the fire spread to two more homes by 2:30. Within minutes, the first home collapsed, trapping Kilinowski. Marshfield fire quickly activated its rapid intervention team and was able to rescue Kilinowski.
Below is a brief biography of Lt. Kalinowski from the Marshfield Fire Department wesbite:
Lieutenant Joseph Kalinowski – Lt. Kalinowski was appointed a career firefighter on June 1, 1998 and promoted to Lieutenant July 28, 2011. Lt. Kalinowksi has been a parmedic since February, 1998. He is a member of the Dive Team and is a Hazardous Material Technician.
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