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Life Saving Award with Oviedo Fire Rescue and Seminole County Fire Department

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August 30, 2022 | FLORIDA DOREEN OVERSTREET, Correspondent
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Oviedo Fire Rescue hosted a Life Saving Award honoring Oviedo Engine 48 crew and Seminole County Fire Department's Rescue 43 crew. The crew responded to 69-year old Oviedo resident Janie Pettaway who went into a cardiac arrest and was not breathing on the evening of July 21, 2022. Janie's husband Robert performed hands-only CPR until crews arrived, which was a critical step in the life-saving process. Thankfully, due to the crew's teamwork, Advanced Life Support the crew administered and treatment from Oviedo Medical Center and Advent Health Orlando Janie recovered and was able to meet the crew in person to thank them.

Janie turned 70 on Wednesday August, 31! Happy birthday to Janie from Oviedo Fire Rescue and Seminole County Fire Department

Honored crew members presented with a Life Saving Award by Oviedo Fire Chief Michael Woodward:
Oviedo Fire Rescue – Engine 48
-Firefighter Lonnie Cheshier (not present)
-Firefighter/Paramedic Wesley Preedom
-Lieutenant/Paramedic Matthew Rothfuss
Seminole County Fire Department – Rescue 43
-Firefighter/Paramedic Evan Futato
-Firefighter Cole Mustardo
-SCFD Dispatcher Laura Simpson (not present at event)

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