September 23, 2017
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Passaic firefighters save 18 month old .
By JAMES WOOD, SR.
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By James Wood Sr.
Mayor Lora giving life saving pins to fire fighters
Three Passaic firemen were were honer at the September 5th council meeting in Passaic, On July 9th 2017 engine company #1 responded to an emergency medical response to 241 Paulison Ave. The three firefighters acted quickly and professionally to save the life of an 18 month old child.
Upon there arrival they were faced with a child not breathing an emotionally distress from the father and family.
The firefighters immediately took action by placing the child on the floor and began rapid primary assessment finding no plus, engine #1 members preformed CPR and set up the automated external defibrillator, after four minutes of CPR a heart beat was detected and the child began breathing on it s own. Upon the arrival of EMS and Paramedics members they continued to care for the child.
The EMS and paramedics then took over primary care and transported the child to Hackensack Medical center.
The quick action of LT. Pilipski, firefighter Feliciano, and probationary firefighter Kenner saved the life of this child; these firefighters did so with the highest level of professionalism, compassion while maintaining a calm presence during extremely emotional scene.
These members were commended for their action in the highest standards of the fire service and going above and beyond the call of duty to save the life of this 18 month old child. It was noted that all three members showed a great deal of compassion and support for all the family members during and afterwards. Mayor Hector Lora commended them by giving there life saving pin. Also scene Chief of the department Patrick Trentacost ( Firefighter LT. Pilipski was not able to attend as he was on vacation.)
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