A West Virginia EMT died in the Line of Duty
after a crash in Lewis County this morning. EMT Mark
Anthony Kinder, a 26-year old of JanCare EMS, died after the ambulance he was
riding in was involved in that crash on Interstate 79 south, near mile
marker 97. A tractor trailer and the ambulance collided around 0500
but exactly how/why has not been released yet. The paramedic who was
driving the ambulance was treated for injuries and released. EMT Kinder
was taken to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital where he later died. There
were no patients in the ambulance at the time of the accident. Our condolences
to all affected. RIP.
(OHIO) FIRE CAPTAIN UPDATE
As you know, last Friday, Captain Gary Merschdorf was on a
scissor lift working on a bay door opener when the door unexpectedly began to
open. The door struck the lift knocking him to approximately 20 feet to
the bay floor. He was conscious after the fall and transported to the
hospital in Bryan, then flown to UTMC in Toledo. Currently he is in ICU and
sedated to assist in healing. The doctors are hoping to began the process
of removing the ventilator today as he is improving, but not out of the woods
yet with a long recovery. We'll keep you updated.
BELOVED CHIEF PASSES
We are deeply saddened by the passing of FDNY Battalion
Chief "Captain" Jack Corcoran. "Capt Jack" as he was
affectionately known-and enjoyed being called after his promotion to
the rank of Battalion Chief, died from duty related cancer. He was the
former Captain of Rescue Co. 4. Lieutenant of Ladder Co. 26 and a Firefighter
at Ladder Co.19. Legendary, he was amongst the most highly respected
firefighters/fire officers and we apologise for our delay in posting this. The
funeral has already been held. RIP Cap.
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