Why We Carry: Firefighter Stabbed While Putting Out Fire


AUSTIN, TEXAS — In an incident that occurred during a ‘normal day at the office’, a firefighter from Austin, Texas, suffered a stabbing injury while tending to multiple fires close to the downtown vicinity near I-35 and Riverside Drive. The Austin Fire Department relayed the incident through a social media post.

The unsettling event took place as a man named Kelly Ingroum allegedly confronted the firefighting crew in an aggressive manner, culminating in him stabbing a firefighter in the thigh. The Austin Police Department swiftly intervened, arresting Ingroum on the spot.

Following the assault, the firefighter received medical attention at a local hospital and has since been discharged, now recuperating at home, as shared by the Fire Department’s update. Ingroum now faces charges of aggravated assault on a public servant. The circumstances led to a temporary closure of a section of the I-35 highway, lasting approximately one hour, as reported by FOX 7.

First responders, including firefighters, routinely place themselves in harm’s way to protect and serve our communities. While their primary duty is to save lives and ensure public safety, it’s undeniable that they sometimes face dangerous situations, as the incident in Austin has unfortunately illustrated.


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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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