Dorcey awarded Kiwanis Life Saver Award

Dorcey awarded Kiwanis Life Saver Award

Sam Catalanotto, Chairman of the Life Saver Program for Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard-Arabi, awarded Fireman Engineer, Tommy Dorcey, the Kiwanis Club Quarterly Life Saver Award.

On March 3, 2019 at 1132 the St Bernard Parish Fire Department responded to a 911 call for a gentleman having chest pains. Engine 6’s cre w, which included Engineer Dorcey and Captain Rome arrived just after St Bernard Parish Sheriff Office personnel.

They began to assess the patient and asked for his medical history. When Acadian EMS arrived, they gave the patient care report to the Paramedic in charge. Acadian personnel began to assess the patient’s vital signs and heart using their equipment. The District Chief arrived with the LUCAS2 CPR device. While connecting the patient to the assessment equipment, the patient began to have a seizure and went into cardiac arrest.

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