Fire and EMS Provided Extraordinary Successful Life Saving Measures
By Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith
February 20, 2018

On Saturday February 17th, Ambulance 518, Paramedic Ambulance 517, EMS Utility 51, EMS Chief 51A, and the La Plata VFD responded to a residence in La Plata for a reported cardiac arrest.

After a few minutes of high quality CPR and three shocks, the patient regained a pulse and was transported to Southern Maryland Hospital Center.

We received notification today that the patient is alive and is making a recovery.

A SPECIAL THANKS and JOB WELL DONE to the following members on the scene:

EMT/IVT Jon Exline
EMT/IVT Kelly Raff
Aide Kaleigh Moore
Driver Jason Gilroy
Aide Jamie Fuese
Aide Laura McSorley
EMT Luis Rodriguez
Aide Courtney Edelen
Assistant Chief Robert Ansell

As a reminder, seconds count - follow the link below to learn about hands-only bystander CPR and how you can make a difference.