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Theft from a firehouse

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Jun 23, 2006
Area C
Just Passing this info along

Stolen from the Richmond NH Fire Station

Early this morning we discovered the theft of the following items
from our firehouse:

Trauma jump bag - red nylon w/ first aid supplies, etc
Oxygen jump bag - red nylon w/ cylinder, demand valve, BVM,
oximeter, etc.
Drug bag - red insulated bag w/ caths, narcan, thiamine, epi,
atropine, etc, NO NARCOTICS.
Two spare oxygen tanks

Four brand new (in box) Scott 75 Air Paks
Four brand new (in box) Scott spare bottles.

A Motorola CP150 UHF portable radio and charger

NH State Police is handling the investigation.

I ask anyone with ANY information to contact them or myself.

Please spread the word.

I can be reached at 603-239-4682 or through SWMA.

NH State Police Troop C 603-358-3333


Mike Pearsall, Chief
Richmond Fire Department


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Jul 10, 2006
Nowthen, MN
I don't understand people stealing stuff like that, sure it's expensive stuff but it's pretty much worthless to anyone that's not in the fire/EMS profession. They aren't going to be able to just sell the stuff to Joe Blow on the street for some quick cash to support their meth addiction.

Hopefully whoever stole the stuff is the patient at their next medical call.

"Sorry buddy, we can't help you. Someone stole all of our supplies."


Dec 17, 2005
Grand Lake St. Marys Ohio
Its sad when idiots try this stuff Im sure they were probably looking for narcotics and took what they could get. We have video surveillance equipment in our station you cant approach any of the medic units with out it showing you. Hopefully they will get caught and have to pay the piper. Hoser


Feb 24, 2001
That sucks. Hate to say it but I can better that. How about a fire truck driving out the door and disappearing? Yep. Nothing like a joy ride I guess.


Completely Banned for the Greater Good
Mar 22, 2005
Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.
"They aren't going to be able to just sell the stuff to Joe Blow on the street for some quick cash to support their meth addiction."

They don't have to when they can get blasted on epinephrine and atropine, not clear what the other stuff is but Narcan will bring you out of a heroin OD pretty quick. Just because the bag doesn't contain narcotics (opiates) doesn't say anything about other drugs with a high potential for abuse.

Epinephrine will lift the top of your head off and give you a good look at your brain, it's particularly useful as an inhalant or injectable to combat a severe asthma attack. It also combats anaphalactic shock, a severe allergic reaction to insect venom so if you live with killer bees or fire ants it might be a good idea to carry an epi pen. Don't confuse it with similar ephedrine or pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) a slower acting agent used as a decongestant and bronchodilator.

Atropine will give you the willy wobbles and it too has some interesting legal uses. An opthalmic solution can dilate the pupils for a couple of days giving you those dreamy bedroom eyes. No wonder, it's a tropane alkaloid extracted from belladonna which was once fashionably used by society women of the Antebellum South. You may remember the TV show EMERGENCY where Bobby Troupe called in on the biophone and gave a heart attack victim a shot straight to the heart for the symptoms of bradycardia, a word that's familiar to fans. Maybe what you didn't know is it's a counteractive agent for nerve gas like VX and Sarin used by terrorists on the Tokyo subway system. It's an antidote for organophosphate poisoning so if you ever get crop dusted or find yourself on the wrong end of a chemical weapon don't forget your autoinjector.

Have fun but be careful, you could experience ventricular fibrillation, supraventricular or ventricular tachycardia, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, loss of balance, dilated pupils, photophobia, and possibly, notably in the elderly, extreme confusion, extreme dissociative hallucinations, and excitation.

Nah, leave the drugs alone, you'd probably be safer playing Russian Roulette with an automatic.
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