FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2018
SUBJECT: Medical Call
CONTACT: Andy Nimmo, Deputy Fire Chief, Joplin Fire Department
On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at approximately 10:18 PM the Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a medical situation at Jasper Products, 3877 E 27th. The first crew arrived on scene and were told of an approximately 50-year-old male who had fallen into a tank. Additional reports from the scene indicated a total of three people had fallen into a tank and were having difficulty breathing. JFD then initiated a successful rescue of the three people in the tank. Units remained on scene until 11:57 PM
A total of eight people were transported to the hospital, including one firefighter.
The Joplin Fire Department responded with 5 units and 10 personnel and were assisted by the Joplin Police Department and METS Ambulance Service.
For any additional information, please contact Jasper Products.