During the early morning hours of January 30, 2013, an engine from the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department, Prince George’s County Station 828, was involved in a crash on the Capitol Beltway. Several personnel on board the engine were injured as well as civilians that occupied other vehicles in the crash.
All but one of the injured were treated and released from area hospitals shortly after being admitted. West Lanham Hills Volunteer Lieutenant Ryan Emmons sustained a traumatic arm injury and was transported to Medstar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore where the Curtis National Hand Center is located.
Since his arrival at the specialty trauma center Ryan underwent numerous surgeries and skin graphs to repair his arm.
According to Ryan's Facebook page he was released from the hospital earlier this week. Fire service tradition had Ryan riding on a West Lanham Hills piece of apparatus back to the station to finish the call.
We wish Ryan the very best as he continues his recovery and rehabilitation.
The West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department has set up a page with information about making a donation to assist Ryan. You can visit that page by clicking here.
The volunteer leadership at West Lanham Hills has been coordinating all media requests. Any outlet seeking additional information should contact a volunteer chief officer by calling 301-883-7728.
|Volunteer Lt. Ryan Emmons rides a unit from the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department |
back to the station to finish the call that he started.
(photo from Ryan's Facebook page.)