Cardiac Arrest Save!
Recently, Community Rescue Service Medic 751 (Paramedic Hook and EMT K. Meunier) and Duty 75 ( Captain Bingaman), along with Hagerstown Fire Department Engine 1, were dispatched to a cardiac arrest and arrived within 3 minutes.
Bystander CPR was being performed upon their arrival in the middle of a busy street. Crews were able to get a pulse back after CPR and advanced cardiac life support procedures were performed. A 12 lead EKG was then done, determining that the patient was having a myocardial infarction (heart attack).
By the time they reached Meritus Health ER, the patient was awake and talking. The patient was sent to the cardiac catheterization lab for further treatment, and walked out to the hospital days later.