Tagged with: Kern County
September 5, 2023
Jim and Alexandra Stears were at home when Jim suddenly went into cardiac arrest while watching TV. Luckily, their neighbor is Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Lt. Jason Morgan, who was at home when he received a PulsePoint Professional Responder alert on his phone indicating that CPR was needed at a private residence...next door. Morgan retrieved his Philips AED, which he obtained through the PulsePoint Professional Responder pilot program, and made his way to the Stears' home, with his wife and son by his side. When Alexandra opened the door she was initially surprised by EMS' quick response, but then soon realized it was her neighbor and later remarked, "Oh, that's good. He's got the right training." Jim went on to make a full recovery after receiving high-quality CPR and a shock from the defibrillator, all before crews arrived.
Filed Under: News, Highlights | Tagged With: Save Stories, Survivability, Chain of survival, Cardiac arrest survivability, CPR Saves Lives, TVF&R, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Poudre, Fairbanks, Eugene, Springfield, Madison County, Sussex County, Kern County, Cardiac arrest survivors, AED, Automated External Defibrillator