Update: Firefighter back home recovering after medical emergency

October 20, 2021

The Boise firefighter who suffered a medical emergency on a call is now back home recovering. On Tuesday afternoon as he was released from the hospital, he was greeted by a large showing of support from his fellow firefighters and department staff.

“I am happy to share that our firefighter is doing much better and is on the road to recovery,” said Boise Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer. “We will continue to provide support and assistance to him, his family, and members of the Boise Fire Department.”

The Boise Fire Department would like to thank the Boise community for keeping all of our firefighters in your thoughts. Your continued support is appreciated.

hospital release


Previously Released: October 15, 2021

This morning just before 8 a.m. Boise Fire crews were called out to a reported structure fire on W. Williams St. Upon arrival a responding firefighter was found unconscious and unresponsive in their fire engine. His crew immediately began lifesaving care on scene. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is now in stable condition.

“This is the type of call you hope to never receive but we are grateful for his fellow firefighters, staff at Ada County Paramedics, and staff at St. Luke’s who were quick to respond and provide initial and ongoing lifesaving care.“ said Boise Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer. “Our thoughts and continued support will be with his family, as well as the members of the Boise Fire Department.”

Support is being provided to family members and at this point, there are no additional needs. If that changes we will provide an update to the community.

Contact: Boise Fire/BPD Media Relations

(208) 570-6780 | bpdmedialine@cityofboise.org

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