Officials: BSFR paramedic slept through fatal emergency call; probe finds ‘pager anomalies and failures’

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Officials: BSFR paramedic slept through fatal emergency call; probe finds ‘pager anomalies and failures’

COOPER CITY, FLA. (WSVN) – A Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue firefighter-paramedic slept through an emergency call that led to the patient’s death, drawing concerns about the alarm system at a fire rescue station in Cooper City and triggering an investigation that uncovered “anomalies and failures” with an important piece of the first responders’ equipment.

Audio from the call captured the dispatcher describing the situation.

A little under 20 seconds later, the dispatcher is heard repeating her call and providing the patient’s address.

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