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Coaches & Cop Save Teen Athlete at Workout

Posted by cocreator on July 30, 2010
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Chris Campbell, 17, crumpled to the ground shortly after a group of Bedford athletes started stretching at the school just after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“It was a voluntary pre-conditioning workout for all athletes,” said Mark German, who has been recommended to replace the retired Bill Regnier as Bedford’s athletic director. “They were just stretching when he collapsed. I understand that he wasn’t feeling well going into the workout.”

“I looked back and he just had collapsed. He was laying on the ground and he started to have a seizure,” his cousin Daniel Campbell, Jr. said.

Football coaches Lou Nickle and John Groll began administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation immediately.

“Lou and John were just fantastic,” Bedford head coach Jeff Wood said. “Without those two jumping right on and doing CPR, he would be in far worse shape.

“They did everything right. They are great men. The jumped right in without even thinking.”

Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Lestock was patrolling just a half-mile away from the high school when the call came in. He was in the scene in minutes.

Deputy Lestock retrieved an automated external defibrillator from his cruiser and used it on Campbell.

“He was down and not breathing,” Lestock said. “Luckily, we were right around the corner. That’s probably what saved him.

“Two coaches were already doing CPR. I got out my AED just like we are trained and hooked it up like I have numerous times before and shocked him.”

The Bedford Fire Department and Monroe Community Ambulance arrived moments later. the time Campbell was loaded into an ambulance, he was breathing on his own.

Lestock, who has been a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy for 15 years, was impressed with the way that the coaches, firemen and paramedics handled the situation.

“It went as smooth as smooth can be for a scenario like that,” he said. “The way that everyone reacted is why he is still alive.”

Wood, who said about 100 athletes were doing the conditioning workout when Campbell collapsed, was equally impressed.

“There wasn’t any panic,” he said. “Coach (Jeff) Potter and my dad (LeRoy Wood) took care of the other kids while Lou, John and I helped Chris.”

Toledo Hospital reported Tuesday night that Campbell was in stable condition breathing on his own but in the intensive care in an induced coma.

Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies have carried AEDs in their cars for the past five or six years. Lestock was glad he had one Tuesday night.

“They’re expensive, but they are worth it if they save one person’s life,” he said. “I’ll tell you what, you get on that high with what you just accomplished in a situation like that. Then you have to step back and collect yourself and get that next call.”

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AED Locations at Son en Breugel, Netherlands

Posted by cocreator on July 29, 2010
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Thanks to DARA Ireland Groups, Ireland

Posted by cocreator on July 29, 2010
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Thanks to Wendover Ambulance, USA

Posted by cocreator on July 29, 2010
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Cop Save Man at Work

Posted by cocreator on July 29, 2010
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The workweek had barely gotten started at Shaw Moving & Storage in Crestview on July 12 when a 50-year old employee suffered a major heart attack.

Brian Mccallum the Saviour

Brian Mccallum the Saviour

“He fell over with a heart attack,” described company president Craig Shaw, describing Skinner’s incident. “It was early in the morning. We hadn’t even done anything yet. He had just gotten here.”

Fortunately for Bernard Skinner, Officer Brian McCallum was on patrol when the emergency call came in. Thanks to his training, fast response and the availability of the emergency device properly called an automated external defibrillator, or AED, the outcome was a happy one.

Shaw said Skinner had no history of heart troubles before the event. He credited the officer and the city’s purchase of the AEDs for saving his employee.

McCallum, a two-year veteran with the force, said audio instructions on the AED talk the responder through the procedure as the device analyzes the victim’s condition. “It determines whether to shock the person,” McCallum said.

As for Skinner, he was released from the hospital and, “He’s alive and up and running around, but he hasn’t been released for work,” Shaw said.

“He surprised me,” McCallum said. “He was out of the hospital within a week. I stopped by and talked to him.”

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