After a serious crash in Pennsylvania on Monday, Loudoun firefighter Breighton Engelhart is expected to be off work for up to nine months while he recovers from his injuries.
Firefighters and area residents are working to raise money to support him and his family during his recovery.
Engelhart and his 1-year-old son, Daniel, were in a pickup that collided with a dump truck. Both were initially trapped in the cab, but were freed and taken to a hospital. Engelhart underwent surgery to repair multiple fractures, including to his hip and femur. His son received minor injuries.
Engelhart completed recruit school last month and has been with the Loudoun department for less than a year.
Members of the firefighters union established a fundraising effort to support the family. To contribute or find out more click here.