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SHOTLIST:WHAS11 - Courtesy - Embargo Louisville, KentuckyCampbellsville, Kentucky - August 21, 20141. SOUNDBITE: (English) Chief Tim Hazlette, Campbellsville Police Dept.Today at about 11am, the Campbellsville Fire and Rescue Department traveled to Campbellsville University to assist the school in a public affairs event....specifically the university band in a charitable cold water plunge fundraiser. This required the use of an aerial firetruck apparatus...Capt. Tony Grider, age 41...16 year veteran of the fire dept....and fire fighter Simon Quinn....22....a part-time firefighter along with two other personnel....Capt. Steve Marrs and firefighter Alex Johnson were assigned to this event. Grider and Quinn occupied the basket of the aerial truck and operated the water nozzle that was attached to it. At the conclusion of this event, the students had dispersed and the firefighters were moving the apparatus back into travel mode or travel status. From the investigation of the last 4-5 hours....it appears that the extended ladder apparatus came to within what I would refer to as a threshold where the electric energy surrounds these high power wires...and an arc occurred striking Grider and Quinn who were in the bucket....It caused severe injury to both of them. Captain Marrs and Firefighter Johnston were able to lower the apparatus. Greider and Quinn have been transferred to the University of Louisville Medical Center. Their conditions are changing as time goes on Both Marrs and Johnson were treated and released at the Taylor Regional Hospital... . STORYLINE:Two firefighters were injured while using their fire truck ladder to help a college marching band take part in an ice bucket challenge, authorities said Thursday. Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said Thursday that one of the firefighters is in critical condition and the other is stable. They were in the truck's bucket as it was being lowered when they were shocked.He says two other firefighters on the main part of the truck were also shocked. They have been treated and released.Campbellsville University asked the local fire department to help spray its Tiger marching band with cold water on one of the school's athletic practice fields.The ladder wouldn't have to strike the line to cause a reaction because it carried such a high voltage of electricity, he said.At least two, and perhaps three, firefighters were injured after the challenge, which raises awareness for ALS, the school president said. No students were hurt. Power was knocked out for about an hour to 4,500 customers in the area, according to a spokeswoman for Kentucky Utilities, which owns the line. The PSC will investigate whether the power line had the correct clearance from the ground, trees and structures, officials said.The ice bucket challenge has been sweeping social media websites. The ALS Association said it has raised more than $41 million.Campbellsville University, a private college, says it is a Christian institution that has about 3,600 students, according to its website. A prayer vigil was to be held on campus Thursday night.