Firefighter killed in firehouse accident in Highland County


HIGHLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — A firefighter EMT is dead after an accident at a firehouse in Highland County.

The Paint Creek Joint Fire Department confirmed firefighter Joe Patterson died Sunday after an accident at the firehouse.

It happened around 2:15 p.m. Sunday at the firehouse in the 12000 block of U.S. 50, nearly 10 miles east of Hillsboro.

According to WLWT, Patterson was working with compressed air cylinders when he was critically injured.

A medical helicopter transported Patterson to Kettering Medical Center, where he later died.

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

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