On Monday, November 6, 2017, at 07:20 hours, the Newaygo Fire Department was dispatched to an unresponsive male at an address in Brooks Township. Personnel arrived on scene and assessed the patient, who would later go into cardiac arrest. Our personnel worked with Life EMS to provide lifesaving care on the scene as well as during transport to the hospital. The patient regained a pulse and was breathing on his own upon arrival at the hospital.

Per the American Heart Association, almost 90% of people who suffer out of hospital cardiac arrest will die. Effective CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. This further proves that effective training and continuing education are vital to the successful service delivery provided by our personnel.

Members present on this call were:
FF Sara Bird, FF Christopher Crittendon, FF Keith Durnell, FF Nigel O’Connor

Due to extraordinary efforts made by all personnel, the victim has made a full recovery.

These members are hereby commended for their hard work and dedication to duty resulting in the
preservation of another life!

Proud Regards,
Jason Wolford, Fire Chief
Newaygo Fire Protection District

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