Firefighter Hurt by Slick Slide Down Fire Pole is Filing Lawsuit

A Brooklyn firefighter was allegedly seriously injured after he slid down a fire pole that was too slippery, smashing into the floor and fracturing a vertebra in his lower spine, according to his lawsuit.

Lt. Christopher Cooke, 50, was on the 2nd floor of the firehouse last March when a report of a fire came in. He sprung into action and slid down the pole – as firefighters usually do when reporting to a fire – and found that he was unable to control his descent.

The Avenue U firehouse was being cleaned when someone splashed the fire pole with water, said Cooke’s lawyer, Vito Cannavo.

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Source: NY Post