The North Bay Police Service (NBPS) reports a North Bay firefighter was assaulted with an edged weapon while responding to a fire alarm.
The incident happened just after 6:30 am Thursday at a residence on the first block of Marshall Avenue.
NBPS says a 35-year-old woman has been charged with:
- One count of Aggravated Assault
- One count of Assault with a Weapon
- One count of Mischief
- One count of False Alarm of Fire
Areas of the first and second floor of the residence were allegedly damaged with a fire alarm triggered on the second floor.
No fire was located.
Police say the firefighter was transported to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries where he was treated and discharged.
They also say a resident was assaulted with a piece of debris and treated on-site for minor injuries.
“Events like these demonstrate the dangers first responders face every day of their working lives,” said North Bay Fire Chief, Jason Whiteley. “Whether they are firefighters, police, or EMS, all first responders are exposed to significant risks to their physical safety and mental health simply by doing their jobs. Facing challenges like these head-on is one of the many reasons I am so proud of my team at North Bay Fire and Emergency Services and all the first responders we work with every day.”
The woman was held pending a bail hearing.