Report Calls For Changes After Firefighter Death

DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver Fire Department report following the July death of firefighter John Whelan calls for numerous changes including a dedicated safety officer, better internal information flow, and a variety of warnings to firefighters about the kind of lightweight skylight Whelan fell through on June 28.

The veteran firefighter stepped through a fiberglass skylight on a warehouse roof in North Denver as he helped deal with a dumpster fire. Whelan died in July due to the injuries received in that 25-foot fall.


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