WEST ORANGE, NJ — Captain Will Holder of the West Orange Fire Department (WOFD), who was injured on July 30 in an accident on I-280 in West Orange, was released on Tuesday from University Hospital in Newark. He was transported by a WOFD ambulance to JFK Rehabilitation Institute in Edison, where he will continue with rehabilitation for an undisclosed period of time, according to West Orange officials.
Dozens of fellow first responders from Newark and West Orange, including two New Jersey State troopers, turned out in show of support, offering a thunderous round of applause as Holder exited the hospital. They lined the way on both sides as Holder was led past them and loaded in a WOFD ambulance for transport.
Holder himself clapped in acknowledgement and gave a salute to the crowd before being led away by a caravan of emergency vehicles. The escorted the WOFD ambulance carrying Holder down the Garden State Parkway to the JFK Rehabilitation Institute.
Edison police and firefighters were also on hand to applaud Holder’s arrival in a similar show of support as he was unloaded from the WOFD ambulance and wheeled into the facility.
Earlier this month, a “Meal Train” was established by FMBA Locals 28 and 228 on behalf of Holder’s family in order to "help alleviate some of the burden that's been set upon the Holder family." Click HERE to learn more about his injuries and work being done to support him.