Wichita, Kansas 2021-06-12 23:13:50 –
Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) – A Wichita firefighter is in a hospital preparing for surgery on Saturday night after being injured at work.
This happened at my home in Block 4300 in West Douglas around 9:15 pm on Friday night. Officials said Tim Higgins had fallen while the crew was inside. They immediately took him out of the house, but he wasn’t breathing. The crew has revived Higgins and he is now in a stable condition.
Firefighters share the courage of Tim Higgins to recover in the hospital.
Tim Higgins had a heart attack while extinguishing the fire on Friday night. He was resting in the hospital and friends and family said Higgins was one of the really brave people.
“The captain of the station said he had dropped off the firefighters on May Day. Your heart would soon sink,” said firefighter Mike Johnson.
“I was actually hearing the fire, and I couldn’t believe what I was hearing,” said firefighter Jeff Segrem.
Mayday, firefighters are looking for close friends, not to mention words they don’t want to hear.
“We are together every day, so it’s always new and fun,” Segrem said.
Firefighter Jeff Segrem said that Tim Higgins was usually his right arm and the two had been extinguishing the fire together for about seven years.
“No one doesn’t love Tim. He’s very laid back and not confrontational. He’s just a great person,” Segrem said.
According to Segrem, Higgins is a selfless man who always wants to help, and he also respects firefighter Mike Johnson.
“Tim comes from his heart in everything he does,” Johnson said.
Johnson said it was Higgins who helped confirm that Johnson said goodbye when his father died four years ago.
“My dad was literally left for 24 hours, so I was able to take my family there and he was able to meet his grandchildren,” Johnson said.
Higgins on Sunday morning will undergo heart surgery, but firefighters said he was a fighter.
“He will come back, he’s such a man,” Segrem said.
“He will be back and stronger than ever,” Johnson said.
Higgin’s surgery is expected to take 6-8 hours on Sunday, and more than 12 firefighters came to the hospital on Saturday morning to rejuvenate him.
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