On Wednesday May 8th at 5:29 AM Vernonia Fire District and Metro West Ambulance were dispatched to a report of a teenaged female in cardiac arrest. Upon Arrival of emergency personnel, they found family members performing CPR. Fre and ambulance personnel took over CPR and performed Advanced Cardiac Life Support measures.
The patient was successfully resuscitated and was transported to a Portland area hospital where family members report she is in stable condition.
According to the American Heart Association it is estimated that about 95 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital.
Vernonia Fire District responded with two personnel and Metro West Ambulance responded with four personnel.
Vernonia Fire District commends the quick action of the family members as well as the Columbia 9-1-1 dispatchers in helping to save this young lady’s life.