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Female medic student stabbed outside Fla. fire station

Despite wounds to her chest and thighs she banged on the station door for help before passing out; she later came to and called 911

By Alyana Gomez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating an attack on a female paramedic student at a fire station on the Westside.

According to the incident report obtained by Action News, a woman told police she left Fire Station No. 52 on Collins Road at 12:45 a.m. when someone attacked her.

JFRD spokesman Tom Francis and Chief Marty Senterfitt told Action News the victim is a paramedic student.

Read full story: JSO: Female paramedic student attacked outside Westside fire station

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R.t. Simons R.t. Simons Friday, August 29, 2014 11:34:46 AM It might have been nice to hear the condition of the Paramedic student !! Thoughts & Prayers for her recovery...
R.t. Simons R.t. Simons Friday, August 29, 2014 11:35:26 AM It might have been nice to hear the condition of the Paramedic student !! Thoughts & Prayers for her recovery...
Lisa McFerren Lisa McFerren Friday, August 29, 2014 1:09:12 PM Hope she is ok! ???? Speedy recovery.
Aaron Evans Aaron Evans Friday, August 29, 2014 1:31:04 PM She's doing okay...
Lynn Briggs Lynn Briggs Friday, August 29, 2014 2:50:39 PM Agreed RT......rarely hear about the outcome of the assaulted EMS person....and ALMOST NEVER hear what happens to the criminal after they are arrested, maybe.......
Lynn Briggs Lynn Briggs Friday, August 29, 2014 2:54:14 PM As an EMS provider who was assaulted....NO one posted anything as nice, concerning, polite, as the people below....KUDOS to all of you.....UPDATE on myself and the medic working with me.....16 yes 16 surgeries to date.....Titanium plate in her neck, 2 cardiac surgeries on me, 14 right hand reconstructions on both of us....7 each......broken bones, torn ligaments, removed bones, reconstructed everything, nerves transposed....and we are NOT DONE......Keep supporting and get this culture change on high speed....NO more assaults, NO more criminals going free, NO more administrators and bosses making light of any assault or ignoring any assaults.... Keep supporting thanks.....
Stanley Fitzgerald Stanley Fitzgerald Friday, August 29, 2014 10:03:01 PM Of course had to be Florida.
Jake Tollette Jake Tollette Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:55:28 AM What was a female student doing leaving at 12:45am? She should have left long ago, and the station doesn't close up and no one should be in bed before they leave! Sounds like she was "sneaking" out. The event sickens me but what is the rest of the story?
Emily Potts Emily Potts Sunday, August 31, 2014 2:02:42 AM Are you in EMS? 1245am is early for us. When you work full time and go to school during the evenings, about the only time you have to do ride time is late. There's 550 hours of clinical time to do in a short period of time, and that's assuming this girl is already at least an EMT. As always, someone is blaming the victim.
Jake Tollette Jake Tollette Sunday, August 31, 2014 2:53:48 AM Of course I work EMS, been a medic for 20 years. Every school in the area has rules against staying late just for this reason. she got stuck on the truck is one thing, but again, the article suggests that the station was buttoned up tight and she was leaving while the crews were asleep.
Jake Tollette Jake Tollette Sunday, August 31, 2014 2:55:30 AM My station does not shut the doors, and no one goes to bed until visitors and students have left. As per POLICY.
Emily Potts Emily Potts Sunday, August 31, 2014 4:03:44 AM That's your station, not all stations are that way, just like the programs here don't enforce a time you have to leave. My FD station doors lock when they shut, there is no coming and going freely, and if you're on another side of the dept you may not hear a particular door being knocked on. And it doesn't specify how long the attack occurred. I'm just saying, that's the reason a lot of victims don't report attacks, people want to blame them.
Robin Lynn Geisinger Robin Lynn Geisinger Sunday, August 31, 2014 7:26:20 PM Jackiepoo, my experience was like Emily's. Several companies near me have shifts that end at midnight. She may have been finishing up charts or fell asleep and went home when she woke up. No need to victim bash.
Jake Tollette Jake Tollette Monday, September 01, 2014 12:10:49 AM You guys seriously need to read better and not read into my statement. No where did I bash the victim. And as someone who has intimate knowledge of the system we are discussing, I think I know what I'm talking about. Good day
Robin Lynn Geisinger Robin Lynn Geisinger Monday, September 01, 2014 6:48:02 AM Not sure why you think your "intimate knowledge" of the system is more credible or applicable than anyone else's? But regardless, victim blaming is implying that the victim did something to make them responsible for what happened. You were clearly insinuating that this poor girl did something wrong which may have contributed to her being in a bad position. So all I'm saying is, don't do that. Who cares what the rest of the story is? Your "intimate knowledge" should tell you that rules and regs in difference fire/amb companies vary a lot town to town, never mind state to state. So it's pretty unreasonable to try to make a blanket statement about how you believe they operate. I mean, unless you're the kind of burnout who comes on EMS websites to brag about how long you've been a medic and how much knowledge you have.
Jake Tollette Jake Tollette Monday, September 01, 2014 7:09:10 AM Listen dipshit, I'm blaming the department for allowing this to happen. I don't have to justify my knowledge or training to anyone, especially some loud mouth that feels every comment is made to degrade women in the emergency services. It's very easy to armchair quarterback from your easy chair. What I meant when I commented was, where is JFRD's responsibility in this incident? Who let her leave out without either escorting her to the car, or at least keeping the bay open until gone. Now since you're so eager to point fingers and troll along, have the last word.

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