Red Oak first reponders receive awards for saving life Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Red Oak on November 10, 2015 by Staff Report A group of Red Oak first responders receive award for saving the life of a heart attack victim on September 8, 2015.RED OAK — Red Oak Fire Rescue honored a group of first responders with a Unit Citation at the Red Oak City Council meeting Monday night in recognition for an outstanding job of saving a citizen of Red Oak’s life on September 8, 2015.On September 8th, Engine 181 was dispatched for a "sick person". Upon arrival, the crew met with a male patient complaining of chest pains. The patient exhibited classic signs and symptoms of an acute myocardial infarction. The patient was placed into the ambulance and advanced life support treatment was initiated.It was apparent that the patient’s condition was beginning to deteriorate. The patient later went into ventricular fibrillation and was pulseless. CPR was immediately started while the crews began preparation for cardiac defibrillation.After the patient was defibrillated twice, the patient had a return of spontaneous circulation and began to breathe on his own. In less than a few minute of being pulseless and apneic the patient was sitting up requesting one of his prescribed medications.CareFlite 812 and ROFR Paramedic Kris Lewis transported the patient to Charlton Methodist where he was later discharged.It was the quick actions of these crew members and their abilities to collaboratively and competently work together as a team that resulted in the positive outcome for this patient.Engine 181 Crew members: Captain Lance Wilkinson Engineer Jorge Guerrero Firefighter Kris LewisCareFlite 812 Crew Members: Paramedic Chris Lobban EMT-B Brad Evans You may also be interested in readingRural residents near Red Oak may lose fire protection servicesRed Oak ISD lands $35,000 engineering grantFerris man arrested for deadly Red Oak hit and runRed Oak considers increasing garbage collection feesRed Oak traffic accident claims one life and sends one to hospitalRed Oak PD arrest man after short foot pursuitRed Oak man arrested for possession of child pornCameron Wagner receives Texas Armed Services ScholarshipROJH student inventors wow Lockheed Martin engineersRed Oak Junior High receives first place at One Act Play Competition ← Child molester sentenced to 75 years with no paroleWaxahachie ISD names Clyde Melick to oversee 2015 bond projects → You must log in to post a comment.