Motorists’ quick action helps save man

On the evening of Jan. 23, Snohomish Fire responded to a 911 call involving CPR in progress. An off-duty nurse was on her way home when she noticed a man slumped behind the wheel of his car on 92nd Street, east of the Snohomish city limits. His vehicle was blocking traffic and Cheryle took the time to check on the man, who did not have a pulse. Cheryle and other good Samaritans pulled the man from his vehicle, initiated CPR, and called 911. When Snohomish Fire arrived on scene, we continued CPR and treated the patient. His heartbeat was restored and we prepared the patient for transport to Providence by Monroe’s Medic 31.

The duty crew and I would like to publicly thank Cheryle and the other good Samaritans who stopped that very dark and foggy evening to lend a hand. I am proud of each of you for stopping to help a fellow citizen and our aid crew as we worked to resuscitate the patient. You helped saved his life and make a positive difference!

Sean Witherow

Snohomish Firefighter/EMT

Snohomish County Fire District No. 4