A LaGrange Firefighter is back on the job after he was injured while battling a fire in September 2018.
LaGrange Firefighter Jon Williamson returned to work Tuesday morning.
Williamson was one of six firefighters injured in a Labor Day structure fire, September 3rd, 2018. Williamson, Pete Trujillo, Josh Williams, Jordan Avera, and Jon Williamson were seriously injured in the fire. Jim Ormsby and Sean Guerrero received minor injuries.
Williamson will be on light duty at the LaGrange Fire Department Headquarters where he will assist with training while he continues to recover.
As Williamson walked into work, he was greeted by a long line of LaGrange firefighters celebrating his return to the job.
“It just means a lot to us to have all our guys back,” said LFD Chief John Brant. “It’s a humbling experience to watch him walk back into work and hug everyone. We just want him to know that we love him and we’re so glad he’s back. It means the world to this department.”
“It’s really good to be back. I love doing this job,” said Williamson. “It’s a big family here and we support each other when things get tough. This is so special that they are here for me and supporting me like this coming back.”