Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Patient returns to say thank you to the members of the small FEMS village who saved his life
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
CONTACT: Doug Buchanan (FEMS) 202.673.3394; [email protected]
(Washington, DC) – It was on May 31, 2016 when Keith Brock was somehow able to steer his car up onto the ramp in front of Engine 24 at 5101 Georgia Avenue, NW. The 39 year old District resident honked his horn in an attempt to get the attention of our members inside.
Ten of our members raced outside to help – just as the patient fell from the door of his car and onto the pavement in front of the firehouse.
Keith Brock was in cardiac arrest. He had no pulse. The small village of lifesavers all pitched in, performing lifesaving advanced CPR. A pulse returned. A life was saved.
And today, 112 days after Keith Brock nearly lost his life, he returned to the same location to say thank you.
DC Fire & EMS Interim Medical Director Dr. Robert Holman presented the FEMS members on this life saving call with the Department’s Cardiac Arrest Save Coin. The coins are presented to our members when a cardiac arrest patient that they treated, survives and is released from the hospital.
You too can become a lifesaver. www.HandsOnHearts.dc.gov