On Monday November 16, 2015 the Seabrook Board of Selectmen recognized a group of Seabrook Firefighters for quick and heroic service that saved the life of a Seabrook resident. The Board of Selectmen presented Citations to each firefighter involved in the call. Chief William Edwards outlined the details of the call at the meeting, and those details are listed here. Congratulations to the Firefighters:
Capt. Harold Hewlett (Driver)
FF Rayenold Perkins (Secondary Pt Caregiver)
FF Barry Sargent (Dispatch)
FF Jeremy Wright (Primary Pt Caregiver)
FF Russell Eaton (Third Pt Caregiver)
On-Call Member FF Nathan Mawson (Ride Along)
The description of the event by Chief Edwards:
On August 30th the Seabrook Fire Department was called for a patient found unresponsive and pulseless by family members. The Family activated the emergency medical response system by calling 911. When Seabrook Fire arrived on scene the family was doing CPR on the Patient. The crew took over CPR and attached an EKG monitor. The patient needed to be intubated and then defibrillated (shocked) 9 times. The 9th shock returned the patient’s heart rhythm to a normal rhythm. Various medications were given by the the EMS crew both during and after the shocks were delivered. Weeks later this patient was able to return home. The patient’s return home is a combination of his family taking immediate action and also their early activation of the emergency medical response system.
Too many calls like this we arrive too late or our interventions are not successful. Thankfully this was not one of those times. I am extremely proud of our members hard work and dedication to their craft, their response during a very stressful and intense scene, and their ability to make sound, life saving decisions when seconds mattered. I would also like to take this time to thank the Board of Selectmen for recognizing this crew’s extraordinary actions on this call. The constant support our Board shows to all the departments in this town is what helps make this town such a great place to work and more importantly a great place to live.
William J Edwards,