Trophy Club Fire/EMS & Police Recognized With Life Saving Award

Posted by April Reiling on Nov 20, 2013
Tags: Community, Government, Public Safety, TCFD, TCPD, Town News

The Town Council recognized several Trophy Club Emergency Responders on November 18, 2013 for their heroic efforts to save a resident's life. The following excerpt was read by Fire Chief Danny Thomas, who along with Chief of Police Scott Kniffen, then recognized the first responders with Life Saving Awards.

On July 27, 2013 Trophy Club resident Paul McClure had a heart attack at the family residence. He was unconscious, had no pulse and was not breathing. His wife Linda McClure started CPR. Firefighter/Paramedics Sam Johnson, Steve Rusk and Cy Conditt, along with Fire Lieutenant Donnie Hurd, and Engineer Greg Boos responded and began Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) procedures. Police Sergeant Wess Tyler assisted with CPR. This is “Team Work at it's finest"!

Officer Wade Montgomery and Officer Dale Ramirez responded to help with equipment and traffic.

Following ACLS procedures and being cardioverted, or "Shocked", twice, the patient regained a pulse and by the time the medic reached Baylor Grapevine Hospital the patient was breathing on his own and speaking with the Paramedics. A few days later, Mr. McClure underwent a cardiac procedure and Coronary Bypass Surgery. He was released to rehab on August 8, 2013.

It's a proven fact that CPR saves lives. Taking a class to learn the procedure is one thing but, when you have to perform CPR on a loved one the experience is totally different.

The skill, devotion and dedication these paramedics and police officers bring to their community is second to none. We are blessed to have these professionals in our community.

On November 13th, Baylor Hospital recognized this crew for an outstanding job and awarded them the EMS Super Star Award. Trophy Club is one of the second recipients of this award in the Metroplex.