Haden Ezernack was struck an injured by a tree on September 12 in Logansport while fighting a woods fire.
Firefighters were in the process of cutting down this 60-foot tree when it fell the wrong way and struck Haden Ezernack, knocking him out.
LOGANSPORT, LA (KSLA) -
The DeSoto Parish firefighter injured while battling woods fire last week is out of the hospital and recovering at home.
Haden Ezernack suffered critical injuries on September 12 when a large burning tree fell on him while he and other firefighters were working to contain the woods fire in Logansport along Hwy 191.
They were in the process of cutting down the 60-foot tree when it fell the wrong way and struck Haden Ezernack, knocking him out. Canton says the fire crews decided to cut the tree down because burning ash was blowing off of it and across the road.
Ezernack was flown to LSU hospital with serious head injuries and facial fractures.
Since he suffered the injury while on duty, Ezernack is expected to qualify for worker's compensation. But his family says they expect that other out of pocket expenses could seriously impact their finances.
They've opened an account at Community Bank of Louisiana. Anyone wishing to make a contribution may do so at any branch, under the account named, "Benefit of Haden Ezernack."