Paint District Firefighter/EMT Killed in Accident

posted by Mike Smith -


Tragedy struck the Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District Sunday afternoon, when one of their firefighter/EMT's was killed when a cylinder of compressed air exploded at the station near Rainsboro, in Highland County.


Details of the incident are not completely known at this time, but a spokesperson for the district states the accident involved firefighter/EMT Joe Patterson, who was critically injured at approximately 2:16pm. 


Patterson was flown to Kettering Medical Center with critical injuries, but was later pronounced dead.


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