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Sunday May 3rd, 2015 6:07PM

Injured Hall Co. firefighter being treated at Shepherd Spinal Center

By Staff
ATLANTA - One of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a training accident two weeks ago is now being treated at Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta.<br /> <br /> Shepherd issued a press statement, saying that Will Griffin, 24, was transferred from Northeast Georgia Medical Center Friday and began his rehabilitation program Monday.<br /> <br /> Griffin is staying in Shepherd Center's Spinal Cord Injury Unit. The statement did not say how long the rehabilitation process would take.<br /> <br /> Griffin and two other Hall County firefighters - TJ Elliott and Stephen Jackson - suffered serious injuries on July 22 when the ladder on a ladder truck collapsed during a training exercise, dropping the men more than 40 feet. Elliott and Jackson have both been released from the hospital; both were taken to Grady in Atlanta for treatment at that hospital's trauma unit.<br /> <br /> The statement from Shepherd indicated that Griffin's family has asked for privacy as the firefighter undergoes rehabilitation.<br /> <br /> Hall County Fire Services has established a fund for the three firefighters - now known at the department as the "Tower Trio." Donations are being accepted at the Hall County Injured Firefighters Fund at the Hall Co. Credit Union, P.O. Box 908237, Gainesville, GA 30501 or call 770-534-4255.<br />
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