Local Responders Receive Recognition for Saving Pine Man
advised a shock. At 6:15PM, the first shock was delivered, 7 minutes and 54 seconds from the start of the 911 call. EMT Nicklas would continue to provide CPR, including a second shock from the AED, until the McCandless Franklin Park Ambulance arrived on scene and initiated advanced life support care at 6:17PM. For the next 20 minutes and 42 seconds, 5 EMTs (2 WVFC/3 MFPAA) and 3 Paramedics (2 MFPAA/1 AHN) would provide high quality advanced cardiac life support care in an attempt to resuscitate Alan. At 6:38PM, 30 minutes and 48 seconds since the 911 call was placed, Alan’s heart began to beat on its own again. Alan was transported to AHN Wexford Hospital and underwent heart catheterization, receiving a stent to reopen his 100% occluded left anterior descending coronary artery. Alan was then transported by helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital’s Cardiac Intensive Care Unit for further care. Alan would be discharged to home, and was back in the place where this all started in 8 days.