Portage (IN) Firefighter/Paramedic Frank Gilbert was critically injured when the ambulance in which he was riding was forced off the road and into a tree. Gilbert was thrown head over heels into the front of the box, breaking C4 and C5. He lost all feeling from the neck down. Gilbert, 38 years old, has a wife and two children. A trust fund has been set up in his name at the Regional Federal Credit Union, 389 West US Hwy 6, Valparaiso, IN 46383, (219) 762-2930. Additional information may be obtained from the Portage Fire Department, Station One, (219) 763-2455, or through e-mail to Mike Bucy, Local 3151: Mrbucy @AOL.com.
Portage (IN) Fire Department