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Accident: 202554663 - Firefighter Or Paramedic Gets Heat Stroke During Training

Accident: 202554663 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/26/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31552878607/26/20129224Garden Grove Fire Department

On July 6, 2012, Employee #1 was working as a paramedic for a city fire department. He was also described, in the occupation line, as a supervisor of firefighters. Employee #1 was not a contract employee. On that sunny, clear 76-degree Fahrenheit (24-degree Celsius) day, the employer was conducting the truck operation evaluation exercises of its first year employees at a county training facility. During the course of the exercises, Employee #1 became disoriented. He was immediately pulled from the exercise, medically evaluated, and transported to the hospital. There it was determined that Employee #1 was experiencing heat stroke. The incident was reported to the Division that same day.

Keywords: firefighter, emergency response, heat stroke

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315528786 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Supervisors, firefighting & fire prevention occupa

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