Missouri News

Monday, September 25, 2023

Ash Grove volunteer firefighter taken to the hospital after tree falls on truck during storm

A volunteer firefighter from Ash Grove was taken to the hospital Saturday night after a tree fell on his truck. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, around 9 p.m., the 24-year-old firefighter was responding to a non-emergency call on 560th Road, about one mile north of Walnut Grove. While responding to the call, the tree fell on his Chevrolet 1500. He was taken to a Springfield hospital in serious condition.
KYTV NBC 3 Springfield

Car seat safety event held at Cape Girardeau Fire Department

The Cape Girardeau Fire Department lent a helping hand to new parents. Fire Station 1 held a car seat safety check on Saturday, September 23 as part of National Seat Check Saturday. National Seat Check Saturday is the fourth Saturday in September every year. The day was started by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to press for child safety and increase awareness about seat check protocols in child safety seats. One of the organizers told us the importance of events like this. “There are people who don’t know that they need a child seat,” said Emily Church, safe communities coordinator. “They don’t know the dangers of not having a child restraint in the car. So we are here to assist the community in the best way that we can.”
KFVS-TV 12 CBS Cape Girardeau

Friday, September 22, 2023

Peer-to-peer support team assisting Springfield firefighters

VIDEO: September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. The Springfield Fire Department uses a peer-to-peer support team to assist firefighters needing assistance. The group started in 2017 with 30 members supporting fellow firefighters when their trauma box was at its limit. “There is no shame in saying I need help,” said Ret. Captain Uli Gulje. “Because the person you are calling has needed help too. We are decent humans, and we all are in the fire service. Our response is going to be how can I help you? And no judgment, it’s about being healthy. You break your arm, you go to the doctor, and you don’t say, I’m going to tough this out. So, when our minds are hurting, we go talk to the people we have in front of us.” For Gulje, mental health support in the fire department was something he knew was needed.
KYTV NBC 3 Springfield

Man hospitalized after apartment fire in Kansas City

An apartment fire at a four-story apartment building sent a man to the hospital Thursday night in critical condition. The Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department said it responded to an apartment fire in the 2700 block of Linwood Boulevard at 6:35 p.m. Thursday. Crews reported smoke showing from the first floor of the apartment building. KCFD said the person who called 911 reported a trapped occupant in a first-floor apartment. Crews found a victim and removed him. The Fire Department said the victim, a man in his 40s, was treated at the scene and taken to a local hospital in critical but stable condition from smoke inhalation and burns. Crews were able to extinguish the fire and contain it to a single apartment building. The cause of the fire is under investigation. KCFD said Bomb and Arson units were requested, but no other injuries have been reported.
KCTV CBS 5 Kansas City

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