Ohio firefighter dies after station accident

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GREENFIELD, OH (WLWT) — A firefighter EMT for the Paint Creek Joint Fire Department has died after an accident at the station at 12500 U.S. 50, approximately 10 miles east of Hillsboro.

The accident happened around 2:16 p.m. Sunday.

Branden Jackman, the public information officer for the fire department, said the employee was working with compressed air cylinders when he was critically injured.

The firefighter EMT was taken by helicopter to Kettering Medical Center, where he later died.

In a press release, Jackman said, “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.”

The Highland County Sheriff’s Office is helping investigate the incident.

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