Rockwall first responders honored for saving two-year-old’s life

From left: Firefighter Garrett Green, Driver Engineer Jacob Farrell, Captain Rodney Caudle, and Rockwall Police Officer Kris Adair.

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 20, 2022) At last night’s Rockwall City Council meeting Captain Rodney Caudle, Driver Engineer Jacob Farrell, Firefighter Garrett Green, and Rockwall Police Officer Kris Adair were recognized with a Lifesaving Award. We are extremely proud of their efforts and direct role they played in saving this young child’s life.

On June 24, 2022 at 6:15 PM the Rockwall Fire Department responded to a reported unconscious person at 810 Nash Street. While en route, Dispatch notified the crew that the patient was two years old, had been discovered in the swimming pool, and the family was performing CPR. A unit from the Rockwall Police Department, along with a unit from Rockwall County EMS, also responded. Upon arrival the crew quickly assessed the patient and continued resuscitation efforts that had been started by a police officer who was already on scene. The patient was blue in color and not breathing. The patient’s airway was cleared and rescue breathing was performed until the arrival of a unit from Rockwall County EMS. The patient was then moved to the ambulance where it was noted that he had begun breathing on his own. He was then transported to a hospital and released the next day.

The resuscitative efforts demonstrated by all involved, including the crew of Engine 1 “A” shift, were key to the patient’s survival and played a direct role in saving his life.

Courtesy Rockwall Fire Department.

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