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By FIRE/EMS Bryan White
April 27, 2024

Life Saving Award
Presented to:
Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Swain
Firefighter/Paramedic David Breitman
Firefighter/Paramedic Louis Stiffler
Firefighter/EMT Brandi Lookingbill
Carroll County Medical Director Doctor Kemp
On February 12th, at 5:08 PM, units were dispatched to the intersection of Route 140 and Mayberry Road for a reported vehicle accident, with one individual reportedly in cardiac arrest.
Little did the dispatched units know, this accident was observed by Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Swain, an off-duty firefighter en route to pick up his child from daycare. Without hesitation, FF/PM Swain pulled over and immediately assessed the situation, relaying vital information to Emergency Communications. Identifying the driver of one vehicle in cardiac arrest, FF/PM Swain swiftly removed him from the vehicle and commenced CPR.
As the Sheriff's Department arrived, FF/PM Swain procured an AED, applying it to the patient and administering resuscitative measures for approximately 7 minutes prior to the arrival of responding units. Prior to the arrival of any EMS units, FF/PM Swain was able to obtain a pulse on the patient two separate times with an AED.
Upon the arrival of EMS units, comprising FF/PM Stiffler on EMS102 and Paramedic 59 with FF/PM Breitman and FF/EMT Lookingbill, full Advanced Life Support measures were initiated.
The patient was then transferred to Ambulance 59, where Carroll County Medical Director Dr. Kemp directed advanced procedures. After approximately 24 minutes of cardiac arrest, the patient was successfully resuscitated, and a pulse was sustained. Immediate transport to Carroll Hospital was initiated, with arrival achieved after 13 minutes of transport. Patient care was seamlessly transferred to Carroll Hospital Center, resulting in a full recovery for the patient, who was discharged with no neurological deficit.
Undoubtedly, the actions of all individuals involved played a pivotal role in the successful outcome of this narrative. Without their swift and coordinated efforts, the patient's prognosis would likely have been far bleaker.
___________________________ ___________________________
Fire Chief Craig Austin EMS Captain Michael Steele


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Sherrie Hahn April 27, 2024 at 12:27 PM
Congratulations to all involved. Job will done with no hesitation



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