Injured firefighters upgraded to satisfactory condition

Posted at: 12/26/2012 1:37 PM
Updated at: 12/26/2012 4:10 PM

There is some good news coming out of the University of Rochester Medical Center regarding the status of the two firefighters who were injured during Monday's tragedy in Webster.

Dr. Nicole Stassen, who has been caring for both firefighters, says both Ted Scardino and Joseph Hofstetter are doing well that she upgraded their status from guarded condition to satisfactory condition Wednesday afternoon. She says the doctors are hoping to get both of them out of bed Wednesday to begin physical therapy.

Dr. Strassen says both firefighters still have a long road ahead of them.

Scardino and Hofstetter did release a statement:

"We wish to thank the community, and the nation for the heartwarming response to Monday’s tragic incident. We deeply appreciate your compassion and support as we focus on recovering from our physical wounds. We are humbled and a bit overwhelmed by the outpouring of well wishes for us and our families. We are in good hands and want everyone to know that even though we are able to accept only close family visitors, we are so very grateful for your prayers. Like so many others, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, and with those who lost their homes. Please consider directing any acts of kindness toward others in the community who also need your compassion during this holiday season.”