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LADDER 10 AND ENGINE 7 SAVE A LIFE
On April 18, 2020, Ladder 10 and Engine 7 went on a Cardiac Arrest call. The patient was Jared Burnham. Just a few short days later, Jared and his son donned masks and stopped by Stations 7 and 10 to thank them with cookies. Crews were coming back from a call, and found Jared and his 4 year old son out front of the Station, both wearing masks.
He shared his story with us. Jared and his family had just recently moved here from Montana. On April 18, he was teaching his 4 year old son how to ride a bike. He was running after him, made a turn and fell down in cardiac arrest. A neighbor was driving by after having her tires changed and began citizen bystander CPR help. Ladder 10 received the 911 call and arrived first. They took over and delivered a shock pretty quickly while performing CPR. Engine 7 showed up and began ALS care.
He was quickly transferred to the hospital where they discovered 90% blockage on the left side of his heart. Jared ended up with a couple of stents being put in. He spent two days in the hospital and has been home recovering ever since. He says he is still a little sore, feeling “like a donkey kicked him” but every day he is feeling better.
He truly wanted to reach out to say thank you for saving his life! He is still very emotional and very thankful to be alive. He wants everyone to take a CPR class to be able to save others like him. He is young and has 2 very young children and can’t imagine leaving them without their father so soon into their life.
Download PulsePoint today, take a CPR class, and help save the lives of people around you. Citizen bystander assist dramatically increases the chance of a person surviving cardiac arrest. Seconds matter.
Thank you Ladder 10, Cantrell, Vegele, Patterson, and McLoone for your quick response
Thank you Engine 7, Waterbly, Wilcox, Martinez, and Rhine for being there.
We are all very glad Jared is still here to enjoy his family for many more days to come!
- Julie Happy