A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows survival chances increase substantially when bystanders deliver CPR and defibrillation before first responders arrive.
“Instead of me standing there relating the information to them, they actually have to think their way through and treat the actual mannequin, just like you do in the field,” says EMS supervisor Chris Thompson.
The firefighters are accused of violating a statute that forbids first responders from being involved with campaigns while in uniform or on duty.
Dr. Laurie Byrne director of emergency medicine at Saint Louis University says the new push is for trained medics to rush into the scene with
“Lots of drills. You cannot drill enough because every time you have a drill you learn something new, a weakness you need to beef up on”
Therapist Theresa Hubbard says like soldiers, first responders can experience traumatic stress.
Three St. Louis Fire Department employees are being treated for injuries after a stairway collapse.
“We want to recognize the selfless service of all of our police, fire and emergency response workers” said Bill DeWitt III, the President of the St. Louis Cardinals.