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Blountville shoppers brawl with EMS, neglect child - Tennessee
An intoxicated Mount Carmel couple face multiple charges after reportedly taking their young child to a Blountville store, where the father soon passed out with a bag of meth and his wife punched a responding paramedic.The incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday at the Dollar General on Highway 11-W, at the intersection with Highway 394. Officers responded to a report of an erratic woman inside the store, finding Rhonda Middleton, 35, of 546 Beech St., "acting incoherent, unbalanced on her feet."A Sullivan County Sheriff's Office police report notes that Middleton "was dosing in and out" while speaking with officers and couldn't pay attention to commands. EMS were called to check on her health, as she allegedly claimed to be diabetic and her blood sugar was dropping, but medical personal found her level's were appropriate. Middleton also refused to be transported to an area hospital for further examination.Meanwhile, her husband was located passed out in a car in the parking lot. Police report that it took "several attempts" to awaken Rodney Middleton, 35, with him refusing any treatment from EMS. He allegedly admitted to driving his wife and daughter, age 5, to the store, then performed poorly on field sobriety tests.An SCSO incident report states that as police were charging Rodney Middleton for DUI, EMS escorted his daughter out of sight of her father's arrest. This reportedly enraged Rhonda Middleton, who ran away from police and towards the paramedic, punching her in the face.A deputy pulled Rhonda Middleton off the EMS worker and detained her on the ground of the parking lot. Middleton was then charged with simple assault and public intoxication. She was also charged with child neglect, reads an incident report, as her actions at the scene adversely affected her daughter's welfare.A Department of Children's Services case worker responded to take temporary custody of the girl. Following transport to jail, a clear baggy of meth was located in the pocket of Rodney Middleton, prompting a charge of drug possession.An investigation is continuing against the couple with additional charges pending....

Flight medic succumbs to Texas chopper crash injuries
WICHITA FALLS, Texas â€” Flight medic Erasmus “Johan” van der Colff IV died Wednesday night from injuries sustained in a medical helicopter crash in Wichita Falls.Colff’s death marks the third fatality resulting from the October 4th crash, TexomasHomePage reports.Flight nurse Leslie Stewart, 28, died from injuries on October 8th. The patient on board, Buddy Rhodes, 28, died in the crash. The pilot, Zechariah Smith, survived the crash with serious injuries.A report filed with the NTSB indicates during an attempt to land, the pilot lost control of the helicopter and it began to spin. It spun five times before crashing and bursting into flames.    ...

2 medics sent blindly into violent Detroit crowd, attacked
DETROIT — Two medics were assaulted after Detroit dispatchers failed to identify the call as a possible violent situation.  The medics were responding to a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle, when three members of a crowd attacked them, WXYZ reports."There was information that there was fighting on the scene and that information never made it to the medics," said Joseph Barney who represents Detroit EMS workers under the Police Officers Association of Michigan.For safety reasons, EMS workers will wait for police support if violence is reported on the scene."We're there to help people," said Barney. "We're unarmed."It remains unclear why dispatch did not inform the medics of fighting, and efforts are being made to improve communication.&nb...

A construction worker set fire to his Richland apartment and attacked firefighters when they showed up to put the small blaze out, according to police.Nelson Aguayo, 21, allegedly assaulted four Richland firefighters Saturday at his apartment on the 2500 block of Duportail Street, police saidHe was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of arson, assault and resisting arrest. Firefighters spotted smoke coming from Aguayo’s apartment about 3:50 p.m. and went inside to investigate, police said. Aguayo then reportedly attacked the crew and had to be restrained by multiple firefighters.Police arrived and arrested Aguyao inside of the apartment, authorities said. He continued to fight with officers and was booked into jail after being medically cleared.It appears Aguyao set a pile of clothes on fire inside the apartment and tried to stop firefighters from putting it out, police said. He was living in Richland temporarily while he worked on a construction crew.Read more here:

Fire officials say that seven firefighters were overcome by potentially hazardous fumes from an unknown substance during a blaze at an abandoned factory in Brooklyn early Thursday. The substance in a kiln stove caught fire in the two-story factory on Belmont Avenue in East New York at about 1:15 a.m., according to the FDNY. Firefighters arrived on scene a few minutes later and let the fire burn itself out because of the possibility that dousing the substance with water could cause an explosion, officials said. The blaze was under control within an hour. A hazardous materials crew was then brought to the scene to identify the substance that caught fire, according to the FDNY.The firefighters who had been exposed to the fumes were taken to Kings County Hospital in serious condition, officials say. They were treated and released later Thursday morning. It is not yet clear what substance the firefighters may have been exposed to. It is also unknown what sparked the blaze in the abandoned building that at one time housed a company named Belmont Metals....

Three Morgantown residents were killed when their vehicle was hit by a fire truck Tuesday night.Joseph Kuzinar, 75; Linda Diane Kuzinar, 65; and Jessica L. Paczal, 38, died in the wreck at the intersection of U.S. 250 and 4-H Camp Road near Philippi, according to a news release from State Police. Around 9 p.m., their 2010 Honda CR-V pulled out in front of a Philippi Fire Department truck, which was responding to a fire and had its lights and siren on, according to State Police. Five members of the fire department were taken to Broaddus Hospital for evaluation and later released. - See more at:

A Toledo man who was struck by a hose that came loose from a passing fire engine died today in Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. A ruling on the cause of death is pending test results and a review of hospital records, said Dr. James Patrick, Lucas County Coroner. “The trauma he had was not something that in and of itself would be totally responsible for his death,’’ Dr. Patrick said. Lonnie Holmes, 59, was riding his bicycle on Hawley Street near Indiana Avenue about 4:15 p.m. Saturday when the hose struck him and at least three vehicles. Mr. Holmes told Toledo police that he was hit by the hose, wrapped up, and thrown to the ground before he could do anything. His tibia and fibula were fractured, Dr. Patrick said. The fire engine was responding to an emergency and had its lights and sirens on, police said.Read more at

EMTs injured in ambulance crash with bus - Louisville
By Erica CoghillLOUISVILLE, Ky. —An ambulance and Jefferson County Public Schools bus collided Wednesday afternoon, sending two EMTs to the hospital.The ambulance was responding to a crash and it collided with the bus at the  intersection of Dr. WJ Hodge and Main streets. The ambulance swerved to avoid the bus, but clipped it and flipped on its side.     The two EMTs were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.    No children were on the school bus.    The bus driver was not hurt....

EMS crew members injured in crash with school bus - Louisville
By Charles GazawayLOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Members of a Louisville Metro EMS crews were injured after an accident between their vehicle and a Jefferson County school bus at an intersection in the Portland neighborhood.The crash happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday at Dr. W.J. Hodge and Main Streets.The school bus, #0734, was not transporting students and the ambulance was on a run and did not have a patient on board.According to Metro EMS Chief of Staff Kristin Miller, the ambulance was driving west bound on Main Street on a run for a motor vehicle accident with its lights and siren on. As the ambulance was going through the intersection the light changed. The bus was heading northbound.Miller said the ambulance and bus clipped each other, the ambulance swerved and that is what caused the ambulance to flip on its side.Witnesses ran over to help.“The ambulance slides over and drags off hits that power pole and then it starts smoking up,” said witness Jalen Posey. “That bus hit that power pole right there that's when my mom came over and some other people tried to get the lady out of the ambulance because one of them was pregnant and I called the cops.”Miller said the EMS crew was taken to the hospital to be checked out. The extent of injuries to the EMS crew is not known. The bus driver was not injured and was speaking with police following the crash. ...

Radio Traffic-Detroit Firefighter Down/Video (The Secret List)
All, Here is the radio traffic from this mornings extreme close call in Detroit where the FF was forced out of tower ladder 7's bucket.  =RADIO TRAFFIC INCLUDING THE EMERGENCY THAT HAPPENS AT AROUND 5 min :45 sec: (Listen to the audio from the start, great professionalism in command, control and restricting companies from concerns related to the vacant building-in addition to the emergency traffic that followed)  =VIDEO: DFD FF Nicholas Benskey was injured at the above fire this morning when he came down from the bucket of tower ladder 7 during a fire at that longtime vacant Fisher Body plant. While operating, part of the building started to collapse. Indications are that Firefighter Benskey dropped 30 to 40 feet. A second firefighter in the bucket of the tower ladder was not injured. The fire was at the vacant Fisher Body plant-he is expected to recover and is in fair condition. KTIYP's Take care. Be Careful. Pass it On. BillyG The Secret List 10/22/2014-1500 Hours ...

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