First responders recognized by Webster Town Supervisor and Board
November 20, 2020

Members from West Webster Fire and Ambulance, Northeast Quadrant ALS, and Webster Police Department were recognized at the November 19, 2020 Webster Town Board meeting for a life saving event that occured in November 2019 by Town Supervisor Flaherty and the Webster Town Board.

West Webster, Northeast Quadrant ALS, and Webster Police responded to Royal Sunset Way on 11/17/2019 for a person with cardiac issues. First arriving Police Officer, Sergeant Sam States recognized that the PT was in cardiac arrest and immediately began life saving measures between performing high-quality CPR and using an AED. Northeast Quadrant Paramedic/Deputy Chief Matt Lloyd arrived onscene and continued with life savings measures. West Webster Ambulance with EMT Chris Devlin and EMT Caleb Stamler arrived and began to assist. FF Cam Antonelli, Lt. Jim Kommeth, Captain Brian Zimmer, and Northeast Quadrant Paramedic/Deputy Chief Julie Jordan arrived on scene and assisted with these life saving measures by utilizing TEAM CPR. After approximately 25 minutes, the PT gained a pulse and was immediately transported to Rochester General Hospital.

The PT's wife submitted the following information regarding the incident:

"Tomorrow, 11/17/20 will mark one year to the day when my husband went into cardiac arrest around 4 pm on Royal Sunset Drive. The EMT who responded worked on him for 25 minutes before they got a pulse. No one thought he would survive but after two weeks on life support, to the amazement of all of us and the doctors, my husband woke up. This year certainly has taken its toll on so so many families during this pandemic and we are sure the EMT workers have seen many heartbreaking events. So we wanted to share some good news and with all of you. Due to the heroic efforts of your team my husband's life was saved! He certainly has had many hurdles to overcome but continues to make progress. So thank you so much!!! All of you!!! For all you do for the community and families in need. During these stressful times we thought some good news would put a smile on some of your faces!"

The members of West Webster wish this patient well through the recovery process!