Colleton County Fire-Rescue


12/June/2016 Life Saving Awards

The Fire-Rescue Commission recognized three employees for a recent successful resuscitation. Last month, a citizen realized an employee at one of the County solid waste sites was having a medical emergency and alerted 9-1-1. Firefighter-Paramedics from Station # 19 arrived a few minutes later and began evaluating the man. While moving him to the ambulance, the man became unconscious and stopped breathing. Crews immediately began CPR. The cardiac monitor showed V-Fib, so the crew defibrillated the man one time and got a return of a sinus rhythm. The patient was intubated, then transported emergent a short distance to Colleton Medical Center. He was extubated and regained consciousness in the ED, before being transferred to Trident Medical Center. The man survived and was later discharged from Trident without deficient. Firefighter-Paramedic Zack Huber, Firefighter-Paramedic Mike Duffy and Firefighter-EMT Will Worrell were presented with a certificate of Life Saving and uniform pin by Fire-Rescue Commission Chairman LaVern Polk and Chief McRoy during the monthly Commission meeting at Headquarters.