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Members of Engine 24 Don’t Have To Go Far to Save a Life Today

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Patient pulls up to firehouse, honking horn, before collapsing and losing pulse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 31, 2016  

CONTACT:        Douglas Buchanan (FEMS) 202.673.3394; [email protected]

(Washington, D.C) – it was noon, TODAY, when a motorist somehow was able to steer his vehicle right up the ramp to Engine 24 at 5101 Georgia Avenue, NW.

The driver was able to honk the horn of his vehicle in the moments before he collapsed. On-duty members heard the horn – and jumped into action.

Things moved quickly. The patient had no pulse. Advanced CPR was immediately performed on the scene and on the way to the hospital, where the patient arrived in stable condition.

Now, less than three hours after their life-saving work, the large team of DC Fire & EMS members are ready to tell you how they did it and how important it is for you to learn CPR.


WHEN: Today at 4:00p.

WHERE:  Engine 24 / 5101 Georgia Avenue, NW

Press interested in attending the media avail should email:  [email protected]


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