Joseph M. Patterson, Firefighter/EMT

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Firefighter/EMT Patterson was working with compressed air cylinders at the Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District Station 22 when he was critically injured by one of the cylinders. He was airlifted to the Kettering Medical Center where he passed away from injuries sustained in the accident.

Department information

Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District
640 North Washington Street
U.S. National Grid: 17S KD 9447 5912
Greenfield, Ohio 45123

Chief: David Manning

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 33
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Part-Time (Paid)
Incident date: June 24, 2018 14:16
Date of death: June 24, 2018
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office
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