Increase in Ohio responder crashes prompts review
The number of crashes of responders increased this year, but none resulted in deaths
GROVE CITY, Ohio — They are the crews you call in an emergency, but lately, medics and firefighters from Jackson Township have needed some help of their own.
Jackson Township Fire Department Chief Lloyd Sheets said that the number of crashes involving first responders is up this year. Now, they are reviewing how they respond to calls.
"We're always concerned about auto accidents," Sheets said. "Twenty five percent of firefighters who die every year in the United States die from auto accidents." Sheets said that none of the crashes involving his department have resulted in death or serious injury, but he admits the number of crashes this year worry him.