USFA: Connecticut On-Duty Death

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Paramedic James "Woody" Woodman, 55, of the West Haven Fire Department on March 29, 2019. Firefighter/Paramedic James “Woody” Woodman was a member of Recruit Class #15 at the Connecticut State Fire Academy. Only two days after being out of the academy, on October 5, 1999, Woodman was part of an ambulance crew transporting a child who had been struck by a vehicle to the Yale-New Haven Hospital. As they neared the hospital, the ambulance was broadsided by a bus and rolled over multiple times. Woodman sustained a traumatic brain injury that resulted in his living in a long-term care facility until his death on March 29, 2019. The child who was being transported and other crew members of the ambulance were seriously injured but have all made complete recoveries. Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Paramedic Woodman at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/ To date, 10 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2019.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
Source: JEMS Operations - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Operations Source Type: news

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Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Thoracic Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Thoracic Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Symposium: Imaging of Innovative and Contemporary Thoracic Interventions: State-of-the-Art Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Thoracic Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Symposium: Imaging of Innovative and Contemporary Thoracic Interventions: State-of-the-Art Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Thoracic Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Symposium: Imaging of Innovative and Contemporary Thoracic Interventions: State-of-the-Art Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Thoracic Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Symposium: Imaging of Innovative and Contemporary Thoracic Interventions: State-of-the-Art Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Thoracic Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Symposium: Imaging of Innovative and Contemporary Thoracic Interventions: State-of-the-Art Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Thoracic Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
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