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    Florida Firefighter Loses 10-year Battle

    Florida Firefighter Loses 10-year Battle

    Firehouse.Com News

    The US Fire Administration is reporting that Lieutenant Dennis Bottge, Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue, passed awar May 22 after suffering a significant bloodborne exposure 10 years earlier.

    During the course of providing emergency medical care to a cardiac care patient who had suffered a seizure in February of 1994, Lt. Bottge was stuck by a needle. As a result he contracted Hepatitis C. After a 10 year battle with this debilitating disease Lt. Bottge pasted away.

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    DENNIS JAMES BOTTGE Age 53 of Wellington, FL passed away Sunday, May 22, 2005. He was a lieutenant with the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Dept. and a coach for the Wellington Roller Hockey Assoc. for eight years. Dennis is survived by daughter, Melissa Bottge of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; son, Brian Bottge of Wellington; one brother, Tom Bottge of N.J. and aunt, Barbara Delessio of N.J. A visitation will be held Wednesday May 25, 2005 from 6-9PM with a Memorial Service at 7:30PM at Palms West Funeral Home, 110 Business Parkway, Royal Palm Bch., FL. Palms West Funeral Home & Crematory.

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    Bottge, Dennis J

    Age: 53
    Cause of Death: Other
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Nature of Death: Other
    Classification: Career
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 02/10/1994
    Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire
    Incident Time: 11:30
    Activity Type: EMS/Patient Care
    Death Date: 05/22/2005
    Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue
    50 South Military Trail
    West Palm Beach , Florida 33415
    Chief: Herman W. Brice

    Initial Summary:
    Lieutenant Dennis Bottge suffered a significant bloodborne exposure during the couse of providing emergency medical care to a cardiac care patient. When the patient suffered a seizure, Lt. Bottge was stuck by a needle. As a result he contracted Hepatitis C. After a 10 year battle with this debilitating disease Lt. Bottge pasted away on May 22, 2005.

    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2005

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