Photos: Wiggins, MS, Firefighter Trapped under Rig Recovering at Home

May 20, 2024
The fire engine was responding to a crash when it rolled over and pinned the driver.

A Wiggins firefighter who was pinned under a fire truck after it rolled over early Sunday is expected to recover.

The Wiggins firefighter was flown to a trauma center. She was released and is recovering at home, according to Chief Steve Purvis, who added that she was the only one in the engine.

The engine was responding to a wreck when it veered off the road and rolled over.

"We are asking for prayers for the firefighter and the firefighter’s family, as well as all of us here at Wiggins Fire Department. We appreciate the support and look forward to continuing to serve our community and getting our firefighter back with us soon," Purvis wrote on the department's Facebook page


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Susan Nicol is the news editor for She is a life member and active with the Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Company, Oxford Fire Company and Brunswick Vol. Fire Co. Susie has been an EMT in Maryland since 1976. Susie is vice-president of the Frederick County Fire/Rescue Museum. She is on the executive committee of Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association. She also is part of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) Region II EMS Council. Susie is a board member of the American Trauma Society, Maryland Division. Prior to joining the Firehouse team, she was a staff writer for The Frederick News-Post, covering fire, law enforcement, court and legislative issues. 

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