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Friday, August 12, 2011

K.C. STAR: Firefighter Loses It At Duty Station

There were odd goings-on in fire stations when I was on the job- but I never witnessed quite the following...

Christine Vendel of the KANSAS CITY (MO) STAR reports on a police blotter item from Wednesday morning on Red Bridge Road east of Holmes at Fire Station 28.

It seems a firefighter- apparently a fire apparatus operator (FAO)- came to work his 24 hour shift that morning and found a fire apparatus low on fuel.

Seems that was the straw that broke the "47-year-old" male- as he reportedly first went-off on another firefighter going off-duty- nearly got into blows- left- then returned with a gun.

The POed FAO threatened and waved the gun around and "towards" the 4 others in the kitchen/watchroom- and in a short time left without firing a shot.

Ms. Vendel says fire union members went to the man's house afterwards- and "escorted him to a psychiatric hospital."

It was also reported that none of the threatened/assaulted firefighters pressed charges against the 47-year-old firefighter. 


Anonymous said...

Maybe wasn't his turn to buy fuel..

Stange deal none the less....

And yes weird things happen in a firehouse at times.

Groucho K. Marx said...

Bet we could swap some stories Superdave...

One of these days- you- Xavier Onassis and myself will have to get together and tell a few 'tall tales!'

Anonymous said...

Oh my Lord I doubt the world would be able to handle the out come of that adventure.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the night Med Act guy and I at like 3 in the morning in a pissing fight over who's phone is ringing.

Wasn't their station phone was mine and was a lady calling to say her house was on fire and I thought someone was jacking with me.

Oh mercy yes weird things happen in a firehouse or at fires.