Rockwall firefighters’ presented with Lifesaving Award

ROCKWALL, TX (July 6, 2022) At last night’s Rockwall City Council meeting Captain Lewis Johnson (pictured on the right), Captain Todd Rowan (not pictured), and Firefighter Josh Turner were recognized with a Lifesaving Award. We are especially proud of their efforts in playing a direct role in saving a life.

On March 31, 2022 at 4:10 PM the Rockwall Fire Department responded to a reported seizure at 1201 Ridge Road. As the crew was arriving, Dispatch notified them that bystander CPR was in progress. Upon arrival crew members found a 37 year old male patient pulseless and not breathing. The patient was quickly assessed and CPR continued by the crew members. During the course of patient care, which included rescue breathing with bag valve mask, CPR and AED application, the patient was defibrillated two times. After the second defibrillation a spontaneous pulse was detected, and patient care was then transferred to the ambulance crew from Medic Rescue which had arrived on scene. He was then transported to an area hospital. The patient was released from the hospital only days later having suffered no lasting deficits from the medical emergency.

The rapid, coordinated actions of the crew from Engine 01 “C” shift played a direct role in the survival of the patient and his ability to recover with no lasting deficits.

Courtesy of Rockwall Fire Department. 

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