May 8, 2010, Middletown, OH — A worker conducting a non-entry inspection of a manhole is incapacitated and falls into the hole. Moments later, two firefighters lower their captain into the hole to conduct the rescue. All three firefighters are overcome and nearly perish. May 26, 2010...
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SCOTT GOODWIN is a lieutenant firefighter with the Ballville Township Fire Department in Fremont, OH, and a member of State Urban Search and Rescue (SUSAR) Region 1 for Northwest Ohio. He is a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) and director of safety and training for Confined Space Training Services, offering confined-space entry training, rescue training and standby rescue services to the fire service and businesses using classroom and hands-on training with a mobile simulator. He can be contacted at 419-241-3601 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.confinedspacetrainingservices.com.