The Engine, Ambulance, and ALS Chase Car from Kensington Company 5 were dispatched for an elderly citizen having trouble breathing at a residence. When Co. 5 units arrived onscene, the patient was unresponsive and it was confirmed that the citizen was a working code. Crews immediately began CPR, obtaining IV access, and airway management.
The patient was worked up for approximately 8 minutes when return of spontaneous circulation with a strong radial pulse occurred, quickly packaged for transport, and on the way to the hospital with two Volunteer Paramedics from Co. 5.
Following up the next day, the Crews were informed that the patient was conscious, alert, and fully oriented! Kensington Co. 5 is especially proud of the actions of our Volunteers as they:
- Contributed to a neurologically intact Cardiac Arrest save - a very difficult feat.
- All in-service units were dispatched on this call and worked seamlessly together.
- All 8 of our Live-In Members responded.
- It was the first call as Charge EMT for a Member who completed his training that week!
- It was the first call as Charge Paramedic for a Member who completed the Montgomery County Paramedic program that week!