WHEN 49-YR.-OLD Vincent T. Chodkowski of Carmel, Maine, began having a heart attack, he pulled onto the front ramp of Bangor FD’s station 6 hoping to find help. Instead, the station was empty while the crew was at station 1 for a scheduled training session. A passer-by saw the victim laying on the ground and called for help.
Station 6 entrance
When to police and firefighters arrived, Chodkowski was already dead. He was driving a passenger van that transports people who are mentally disabled and still had one passenger on board.
The Bangor Daily News carried the STORY HERE.
Bangor Fire Chief Jeff Cammack says that the department will take immediate steps to place some method of calling 9-1-1 next to the front door of each station. Watch this video update from WCSH-TV Ch. 6:
Bangor Fire Department WEBPAGE.