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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Cape Girardeau firefighter’s equipment update sends EKG results to emergency room

Firefighters now have the ability to send an EKG of your heart within seconds of arriving at your location in an emergency. “Oh, it could save someone’s life. Matter of fact, actually it’ll change their outcome.” Travis Hollis, the City of Cape Girardeau’s fire chief, is talking about a new feature on their Zoll monitor and defibrillator machines. “Previously we had to print a strip like this and hand that to the doctor once the patient arrived to the hospital. Now the doctor receives this while we’re still in the patient’s living,” said Hollis. “Every second that the doctor’s not prepared to receive that patient is a time that that heart or that brain is dying.” Now, firefighters can send patient’s EKG results back to the hospital before an ambulance even arrives if they’re having symptoms of a heart attack.

12-year-old girl struck by St. Louis County officer, taken to hospital with ’very serious’ injuries

A St. Louis County police officer driving a squad car struck a 12-year-old girl in an incident that a spokesperson from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said "started in the county and came into the city." A spokesperson from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said the girl was struck near the intersection of Halls Ferry Road and Hornsby Avenue at around 5:50 p.m. Monday. Police said the officer was driving a squad car, but did not say if the officer was chasing someone. Police said the girl was rushed to the hospital with very serious injuries. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department did not provide more information about the incident but said their accident reconstruction team is working with the St. Louis County Police Department on the investigation.
KSDK-TV NBC 5 St. Louis

Flames Shoot Out Of Car Near Home In Northeast Springfield

A Springfield fire marshal is investigating a car fire that happened early Tuesday morning on Division west of Glenstone. Crews say the fire spread to the outside of a garage, but did not damage the home. Neighbors woke up the people living in the house. Firefighters say this doesn’t appear to be related to a series of recent car fires in a neighborhood south of Parkview High School.
KTTS-FM 94.7

Monday, October 14, 2019

Kansas City firefighters John Mesh and Larry Leggio remembered with permanent memorial

October 12th marks four years since Kansas City, Missouri firefighters John Mesh and Larry Leggio were killed in the line of duty. A permanent memorial was installed at the site of the deadly fire, at Independence Avenue and Prospect. Family members are still grieving their loss, and say this memorial is a touching tribute. “We're proud that, happy that people haven't forgot John and Larry,” said John’s brother Jim Mesh, “and we're honored to have this memorial in place to obviously keep their memories alive.” “It brings everyone together, because that tragic event made our family bigger,” said Missy Leggio, Larry Leggio’s widow, “so it’s a time to reflect on their lives and share stories and keep their memory going and not forget.”
KCWE CW Kansas

Victim killed during Springfield house fire identified

Just after midnight on Oct. 10, the Springfield Fire Department was notified of a possible house fire at 1025 W. Monroe Terrace with reports of persons possibly inside. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire involvement and partial collapse of a vacant residential structure. A single fire victim was located. The Greene County Medical Examiner has identified the victim as 29-year-old Zachary S. Denney. The cause of the fire remains undetermined and is under investigation by the Fire Department.

Callaway County fire districts celebrate 40 years

Callaway County’s rural fire protection districts celebrated their 40th anniversary Saturday morning. The celebration took place at Callaway Electric Cooperative with the county’s six rural fire protection districts in attendance. The districts included North Callaway, South Callaway, Central, Millersburg, Holts Summit and New Bloomfield. “Usually there’s two to three departments working on a fire; we all work together very well. It used to be if there was a fire in someone else’s district, we probably wouldn’t even know about it,” said Greg Luebbert, chief of the Central Fire Protection District. At the celebration, there were trucks from each department on display, a children’s obstacle course where they could earn the title “junior firefighter,” extrication demonstrations and teaching people how to use fire extinguishers.
Jefferson City News Tribune - Metered Site

CrimeStoppers offers reward after string of fires deemed arson in North St. Louis

CrimeStoppers has a $6,000 reward for anyone who can offer tips to solve recent arson cases in North City. Those living in the area said the fires really leave them with questions about the motive. The smell of smoke is still strong at just one of several homes destroyed in a string of fires in the 5100 block of Enright. Neighbors said flames lit up the skies even damaging the home next door. "When I looked out my window, I saw all kinds of lights blinking lights in a lot of noise," said Annie Williams, a resident of the area for 40 years. "It looked like the world was over," another neighbor said. Not much is left of one home neighbors said was being renovated. Authorities said it was the latest building to burn of three. Right now, they are investigating fires sparked between October 5th and 7th and another the 11th.
KPLR-TV Channel 11

Springfield family says smoke alarm saved their lives

Video: We are nearing the end of national fire prevention week. A Springfield woman is hoping her story is a lesson on how smoke detectors can save lives. "It looked like a fire breathing dragon." said Genile Dennison. It was just after 2:00AM last Wednesday morning when Dennison was woken up by her smoke alarm going off in her living room. Genile says the window air conditioning unit was on fire and because it was still running, it was pushing the flames into the living room. "It wasn't just burning up, it was burning out." Dennison explained. "It was the scariest thing I have ever seen in my whole life." Everyone made it outside safely, but had it not been for a simple smoke alarm, it could have been a much different story.

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