FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – A firefighter remains hospitalized after he was seriously injured during a training exercise Tuesday.

Officials said the firefighter fell two stories during a training exercise that was taking place at the Franklin Fire Department Training Center on Century Court.

According to Franklin Fire Chief Glenn Johnson, the firefighter was climbing a ladder from the ground to the second-story roof of the training building. Johnson said the firefighter was attempting to transition the ladder from the second-story roof when he fell.

After the fall, the firefighter was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. Johnson reported that the firefighter remains hospitalized, but is in stable condition.

⏩ Read today’s top stories on

A GoFundMe account has been created to help the firefighter cover the cost of any household bills and minor home modifications as he recovers from his injuries. If you would like to donate, click here.

The City of Franklin and the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) are investigating the accident.

No other information was immediately released.