On September 3rd, 2016, Engine Co. #6 was dispatched, along with a paramedic ambulance from Stamford EMS, to a residence on Glenbrook Road for a report of an 86-year-old male who was unconscious and not breathing. Members initiated medical care, including CPR, oxygen and ventilations. They applied the AED which indicated no shock advised. Members continued CPR. On arrival of the ambulance, members applied the LUCAS device to continue chest compressions. Shortly thereafter, the patient regained a palpable pulse and spontaneous respirations. The firefighters accompanied the patient to the Stamford Hospital. On arrival at the Stamford Hospital emergency department, the patient was relatively stable.
The Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association’s Meritorious Service Award has be given to the members of Engine Co. #6, Group #2 for the successful cardiac arrest resuscitation of the patient.
The PFIA Meritorious Service Award is granted to members of represented police and fire departments who save a life with minimal potential for personal harm.
The members of the company that morning were:
- Captain Shaun Tripodi
- Firefighter Richard Walsh
- Firefighter Kevin Campbell
- Prob. Firefighter Keven O’Brien