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The 25-year veteran had been promoted to lieutenant within the last year.Surgeons saved a retained firefighter's mangled hand, after it was crushed by rollers, by sewing it inside a 'pocket' in his stomach for three weeks.An off-duty firefighter has been praised for his quick-thinking actions after a deep fat fryer went up in flames at a holiday centre, leaving one person needing medical attention.Firefighters were called to Manor Farm Bar and Takeaway at Manor Farm Holiday Centre, Charmouth, on Saturday evening, where they tackled a fire in a restaurant kitchen.They extinguished the fire using six breathing apparatus, foam, fire blankets and three dry powder extinguishers.Ann Baker, who was camping at the site with husband Nick, said: “I saw lots of smoke coming from the roof and so went outside and there was smoke pouring out from the roof tiles.
Rushed to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, medics decided to carry out a Pedicled Abdominal Flap procedure to allow his skin to heal and generate a blood supply from the hand.
Instead of the usual gift of doughnuts, 41-year-old probationary firefighter Robert Pattison decided to greet his fellow Engine 55 firefighters – most of whom are black – with a large watermelon topped with a pink ribbon.
Several African-American firefighters were reportedly offended by the watermelon, which has been used as a racist symbol dating back to the slavery era.
“When you get your first detail at a firehouse, you pretty much know what you are getting yourself into,” said Engine 55 firefighter Patrick Trout.
“So you would have to say it was probably a bad call.” Pattison said he didn’t mean to offend anyone and claimed it wasn’t supposed to be a joke, but the department decided to fire him, according to WJBK, who received this statement from Fire Commissioner Eric Jones: “There is zero tolerance for discriminatory behavior inside the Detroit Fire Department. 30, 2017, at Engine 55, a trial firefighter (probationary employee) engaged in unsatisfactory work behavior which was deemed offensive and racially insensitive to members of the Detroit Fire Department.