Fire Apparatus Operator Gordon, assigned to Cincinnati Fire Department’s Heavy Rescue 14, died from injuries he sustained in a fall down an elevator shaft while working with fire crews to rescue the residents and extinguish a fire in a Madisonville neighborhood apartment building. Some of the residents were reported to have suffered smoke inhalation and one other firefighter was injured with second-degree burns in the fire. Investigation into the fatal incident continues by authorities.
Incident Location: 6020 Dahlgren ST, Cincinnati, OH (U.S. National Grid: 16S GJ 2542 3856)
Cincinnati Fire Department
430 Central AVE
U.S. National Grid: 16S GJ 1453 3078
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Chief: Richard Braun
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.