WEST MELBOURNE – A Brevard County Fire Rescue firefighter-paramedic, from Fire Station 82, was injured while responding to a 911 call in West Melbourne on Saturday.
When the paramedic was loading a patient into an ambulance, around 10:30 a.m. near Fee Avenue Park, he went to open the side door of the emergency vehicle to step out, and another car hit the door.
His head was sliced open and bruised after hitting the window and shattering it during the collision of the two vehicles. He was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center where he received 17 sutures and was released.
It is anticipated that he will return to work next week, according to BCFR Chief Mark Schollmeyer.
The Brevard County Fire Rescue Facebook page was loaded with comments about how people need to be more cautious when they see emergency vehicles in the area.
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