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From: West Yellowstone News
The life of eight-year-old Fiona Daley was saved last week due to the speedy response of local police officer Mike Gavagan, Hebgen Basin Fire District paramedics and EMTs as well as a local woman who called 911.Complete article »
From: The Missoulian
A 2-year-old girl who was floating unconscious in a Missoula swimming pool was rescued by two Corvallis brothers and a nurse who performed CPR until paramedics arrived, police said. Officers say the girl was conscious and breathing at Community Medical Center Thursday evening. A hospital spokesman on Friday said the girl's parents asked for privacy, but said she is doing well.Complete article »
From: The Daily Herald
Parents of 3-year-old Jude Horman are calling Capt. Jake Beck a hero -- their hero. The off duty firefighter was swimming with his family at the Cranberry Farms neighborhood pool on June 13 when people started yelling, "Jake, save him." He was handed the young boy who had been found at the bottom of the pool, where he had been for 3 to 5 minutes.Complete article »
From: WHBQ Fox 13, Memphis
"Most people take CPR classes not thinking that they'll have to use it," says Pat Scroggs, former Germantown Chamber of Commerce President. Her husband, Larry Scroggs, had to use it sooner than he thought; in November, Pat had sudden cardiac arrest.Complete article »
from: Star Local News
School bus drivers aren't required to know CPR. Fortunately for 14-year-old Dakota, a special-needs student, her bus driver does. Driver Linda Wilson likely saved the Evans Middle School student's life last month. She performed CPR to revive an unresponsive Dakota before paramedics came and handled the rest.Complete article »
The decision by a Marshfield woman to head to Silver Dollar City at the end of her children’s spring break resulted in a life-changing event for at least one person and a life-saving one for another. Going to the popular Branson attraction is a regular occurrence for Stephanie Clift, Marshfield, and her family, as they are season pass holders. But little did she know as she visited the park March 15 that she would be presented with the opportunity to save a stranger’s life.Complete article »
From: News Channel 3
A Kill Devil Hills police captain’s quick action saved the life of a heart attack victim at a construction site. On May 28th Captain Mark Evans received a call of a man down at a home under construction on N. Virginia Dare Trail. He arrived shortly after the call went out and found a man lying in the sand. The man’s coworkers said he’d been down for 3-4 minutesComplete article »
From: The Daily News
Kristin McAdoo knows how it feels to save a life. Just don’t ask her to put it into words. “It’s an indescribable feeling,” said McAdoo, a member of Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company and an EMT for 21 years. On May 5, she was working with fellow firefighters and EMTs at a gun raffle sponsored by the fire company, when someone yelled a man needed help.Complete article »
No one thinks it's going to happen to them. You never think that someone you care about is going to collapse and you are going to have to perform CPR on them," said Laurie Langlais. Langlais was just a teenager when her loved one collapsed in front of her.Complete article »
A PHONE company worker put his first aid training to good use when he helped save the life of an elderly jogger who stopped breathing and had no pulse after collapsing. Richard Sellick and two colleagues administered CPR until paramedics arrived during the drama while they were working near Pendrathen, on St Mary’s, in the Isles of Scilly.Complete article »
From: Bonney Lake & Sumner Courier Herald
Safeway produce clerk Austin Bergstrom knew something was wrong with regular customer Penny Maier. “She wasn’t acting right, so I kept an eye on her,” he said. When he saw her collapse, he realized he was the only employee in the area. Fortunately, he knew what to do.Complete article »