Two members of the Waco, Nebraska Volunteer Fire Department are in the ICU after being injured while responding to a pile-up on I-80 Saturday afternoon. On their Facebook page the WVFD posted an update Sunday afternoon saying two of its members are stable and "things are looking up."
The department said there were six members in the ambulance when it was struck by a semi on I-80. Two first responders were evaluated and did not receive treatment while four were taken to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment. Of those four, two were released Saturday night.
The fire department says the other two were transferred to a trauma unit for treatment. One had surgery Sunday that was successful and one has surgery scheduled. The WVFD said it has been receiving messages from all over the country.
"We are honored to be a part of the fire brother and sisterhood...It will take time for the department to recover from this event." Waco is located in York County and has a population of less than 300.