Rapid response saves a man’s life

The quick actions of bystanders saves the life of a man. Certificates of commendation have been presented to Steve Stewart and Steve Parks along with Abbotsford fire fighters.

Saving a life

A cardiac arrest call came in from the Sevenoaks Alliance Church and when the fire crew pulled up to the scene, they found a man lying lifeless in the parking lot.

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential life-saving skill during emergencies.

Two men (Stewart and Parks) were performing CPR. The firefighters utilized a defibrillator twice and the man was revived. Colin James Lewis, a 73-year old White Rock resident immediately looked at the firefighters and asked what was going on.

The man was transported to Abbotsford hospital and received emergency bypass surgery. Lewis also took part in the commendation ceremony. He is expected to make full recovery.

Enroll in a first aid course today

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential life-saving skill during emergencies. You can learn this life-saving skill by enrolling in a first aid course today.

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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a class on first aid and CPR and for more information, check out these sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiac_arrest

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-treatment

https://www.healthline.com/health/first-aid/cpr

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