At 0450 hrs. on Jan. 1st 2018, the Wamego Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire. Upon completion of the call and after returning to the station, Firefighter John Randle, sustained a life-threatening injury from a fall while returning fire apparatus to service. Firefighter Randle, was airlifted from Wamego Health Center to Stormont Vail Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Update: January 2, 2018, Firefighter Randle succumbed to his injuries.