Firefighter dies after suffering injury on the job

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An autopsy will be conducted to determine what caused the death of a Cimarron Hills paramedic-firefighter who was hospitalized for a work-related injury.

The Gazette reports ( ) that Jermaine Frye had recently suffered an injury during training. He was released from the hospital Friday but went into cardiac arrest and died at his home Saturday.

The Cimmaron Hills Fire Department reported that emergency responders had tried unsuccessfully to revive him.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Frye had been a paramedic-firefighter with the department since February 2015.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for Frye’s fiancee and unborn child. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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