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Firefighters take the plunge to practice rescue

Firefighters take the plunge to practice rescue

A frozen Bristol Harbor, while picturesque for its natural beauty, also poses a deadly hazard should someone accidentally take an icy plunge into the 30-degree water. On Saturday, March 7, members of the Bristol Fire Department gathered behind the Every Ready fire company on Thames Street and took that plunge — albeit wearing dry suits

Fire Chief Bob Martin, left, gets assistance from rescue department staff member Courtney Lancaster as the department learns the precautionary protocols used to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Ebola fears prompt new Bristol EMS protocol

With the heightened attention the deadly Ebola virus has received in the national media lately, local rescue workers are taking extra precautions, which means more questions for patients seeking help. “Since (Ebola) has raised its ugly head, we’ve started preparing over the last couple of months,” said Chief Martin. Patients with flu-like symptoms who call


Man in distress after fall from Church Street Dock

A man reportedly fell off the Church Street dock in Bristol, and appeared to be in distress after passers-by pulled the man from the water, according to witnesses at the scene. Rescue personnel have responded and administrated CPR before rushing the man away, they said. There is no official word on the man’s condition. The man fell into