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Posted: Nov 13, 2018

Florida Father Dies After Tampa Fire Rescue Ambulance Breaks Down

When Richard Bateman, a 50-year-old father who traveled the world playing with heavy metal bands, collapsed in his living room on September 5, his wife, Amy Bateman, called 911.  

A Tampa Fire Rescue engine and ambulance arrived within minutes. But when they tried to drive him to the hospital, the ambulance would not start. The crew called for a backup rescue truck.

The second ambulance arrived nearly 40 minutes after the first 911 call.

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Posted: Nov 13, 2018

FEMA Awards Grant to Chardon, Burton Fire Departments

The Chardon and Burton departments together applied in February for $398,000 for new air packs and related software. The departments recently were jointly awarded a $334,000 grant.  

The local share is 10 percent of the award, meaning about $17,000 from Chardon and $13,000 from Burton, Chardon Chief Larry Gaspar said.

“We’re going to be able to get 26 brand new, state-of-the-art air packs, and then each air pack is going to come with two 45-minute air bottles,” he told City Council at the Nov. 8 meeting.

The department’s current air packs date to 2002 and have undergone four upgrades.

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Posted: Nov 13, 2018

Georgia-Pacific Gives Owosso Township Fire Department Grant for Fire Equipment

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Posted: Nov 13, 2018

Warren (OH) Fire Station Closes Until Fire Apparatus Fixed

According to Warren Professional Firefighters Local 204, the closure stems from an aging truck breaking down. Plus, the department is without a reserve.  

The firefighters who staffed that station are now working out of the central station on South Street.