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RESCUE/EMS

PATIENT ATTACKS FIREFIGHTER/EMT IN OHIO

A Rossford (near Toledo) Fire & Rescue Firefighter/EMT is recovering, after being assaulted while responding to a call. The run came in as a report of a man banging his head on the concrete on Eagle Point Rd. When crews arrived, Nicholas Fitzpatrick, 34, reportedly punched the firefighter in the chest. Police officers ordered Fitzpatrick...
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2 MEDICS & FIREFIGHTER EXPOSED TO CARFENTANIL – ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL

Three members of the Newtown Ambulance Squad (Bucks County, Pennsylvania near Philly) and a Newtown Firefighter were hospitalized July 10 after being exposed to a extremely potent variety of heroin while responding to a call for a cardiac arrest on the Newtown Bypass, according to an email from the squad. HERE are the details: “I...
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Got PULSE? What’s Your POINT? FIREFIGHTERS+CITIZENS+THE IAFC = SAVING LIVES!

PulsePoint? Yep-it may be the coolest app since “FindMyKeys” and “WheresMyMotherInLaw”—- but PulsePoint (a non-profit) has proven to save lives-working with Firefighter’s and EMS. Please take 3 minutes to read about this truly amazing innovation for fire and EMS departments. PulsePoint is an excellent FREE app designed for immediate notification of CPR runs to citizens...
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SWIFTWATER RESCUE CLOSE CALL

On a swift water rescue an equipment malfunction caused the engine on a jet ski to die allowing the craft and a rescuer to be swept into the current. The craft capsized trapping the rescuer in a current too swift to escape by swimming. The craft became hung up on the river bank but the...
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CO FIREFIGHTERS STRANGULATION AT TRAINING CALLS POLICIES INTO QUESTION

Jeff Gillespie can’t pinpoint exactly when blood stopped flowing to his brain. The veteran Poudre Fire Authority firefighter doesn’t know exactly how long he stopped breathing, either. It’s impossible to say precisely how long his world went black that November afternoon when he was essentially hanged during a training accident. Gillespie went to work Nov. 19, 2016, and...
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VISITATION & FUNERAL DETAILS FOR MI FIRE CHIEF ED SWITALSKI WHO WAS STRUCK & KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

Here is visitation and funeral schedule for Chief Ed Switalski who was struck & killed in the Line of Duty while operating at an interstate vehicle crash. Tuesday (June 20th) Visitation: Langeland Family Funeral Home 3926 S 9th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 11am – 3pm 4pm – 8pm Wednesday (June 21) Funeral: Procession starts 9am...
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