Two NY Firefighters Injured During Hose Testing

Dec. 22, 2023
The Watertown firefighters were conducting hose testing when they were injured, with one being flown to a trauma center.

One of two Watertown firefighters injured Thursday during hose testing was taken by helicopter to a Syrause trauma center. 

The firefighters were conducting hose testing when the injuries occurred at Veterans Memorial Riverwalk, Chief Matt Timerman told

The second firefighter was transported to Samaritan Medical Center.

Late Thursday, Battalion Chief Chris Hayman said the injuries “are not believed to be life threatening.”

Watertown police responded to help investigate the cause of the injuries. 

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