Roseville Fire Department401 Oak Street
Roseville, CA 95678
Office (916) 774-5802
Cell (916) 580-8602
Fax (916) 774-5810

5/14/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #051414-1
Subject :

Roseville Fire Hosts Breakfast For Former Patients
Survivors are reunited with those who saved them
Contact :Rob Baquera, Fire Communications Officer    916-792-4393
    RBaquera@roseville.ca.us

On Thursday, May 22, 2014 - Join the Roseville Fire Department as they host a “Survivors Breakfast” for patients treated by Fire personnel.

The Fire Department is hosting a first of its kind event for those treated by Roseville Firefighter-Paramedics. A few of the stories include:

- A female patient who was involved in a very serious automobile accident of Hwy 65.  She was trapped in the vehicle and required extensive extrication procedures with the jaws of life.  She had multiple life-threatening injuries and was treated by RFD paramedic personnel and transported to the trauma center.  A lengthy hospital stay and rehabilitation provided full recover.

- A male patient who is a teacher and the announcer at a local football game had a sudden cardiac arrest.  He had Hands Only CPR performed by an off-duty RFD firefighter until Engine 1 arrived.  They performed advanced life support measures, monitored his heart, administered multiple medications and regained his pulse.  He is actively teaching again in the area.

- A female patient was found without pulses and was not breathing.  Her heart was in ventricular fibrillation.  Quick work by the RFD paramedics who shocked her heart, treated her with medications and transported her to a local hospital with a pulse.  She has had a full recovery.
 
- A youngster who had stopped breathing and had no pulse was successfully treated with CPR and medications by the RFD paramedics and is alive and a spunky toddler today.

The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Fire Station 1 located at 401 Oak Street in Roseville.

Media will have the opportunity to talk with Firefighters and those individuals they saved. Some of the patients have agreed to share their stories. 



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