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Ohio firefighter dies in station after reported explosion of compressed air cylinder

Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District firefighter killed Sunday afternoon

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In Ohio, a firefighter/EMT with Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District died after an incident this (Sunday) afternoon at the firehouse. Firefighter Close Calls reports there was an explosion while the firefighter was working with compressed air cylinders.

The Times-Gazette:

“It is with deepest sympathies that we have been informed that our brother has been called home and answered his final alarm and did not survive the injuries inflicted by the accident,” said public information office Branden Jackman in a press release around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

According to an earlier press release from Jackman, at approximately 2:16 p.m. Sunday the Highland County Sheriff’s Office was contacted via radio to have a medical helicopter dispatched to the station at 12500 US 50 approximately 10 miles east of Hillsboro Ohio.

Jackman said the firefighter/EMT was working with compressed air cylinders when he was critically injured by one of these cylinders.

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