Originally Published: April 18, 2017 6:01 a.m.
Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority responded to the report of an unconscious person in a vehicle on highway 89 in Chino Valley at about 7:32 a.m. on March 25, according to a news release from CAFMA Fire Marshal Rick Chase.
While on the way to the scene, the crew learned that the patient was in cardiac arrest and CPR had been started.
While on his way to work, an off-duty CAFMA firefighter came across a truck with a person lying on the ground next to the driver door, the release stated.
“Two bystanders had pulled the person from the vehicle, but were unsure of his condition,” according to the release. “The off-duty firefighter … determined the person was not breathing. He immediately started chest compressions and continued CPR until first responders arrived.”
Upon arrival, first responders continued medical treatment and the patient was transported by ambulance to Yavapai Regional Medical Center. He was released from the hospital a week later thanks to the early CPR, the response of the on-duty crew and the care provided by the emergency room staff, the release stated.
For information on CPR classes provided by CAFMA, call the administrative office at 928-772-7711.