Gym Employees Meet The Man They Saved

On December 8th, 2014 at approximately 8:30 PM, firefighters from Ridgecrest Fire Station #74 responded to a call for cardiac arrest at In-Shape Health Club. Prior to their arrival, employees at the gym had called 911, administered immediate CPR, and applied an automated external defibrillator (AED). Two shocks were delivered to the patient. The shocks were effective in restoring a regular heart rhythm to the patient. The patient was transported by a Liberty Ambulance crew and taken to Ridgecrest Regional Hospital.

The actions of the In-Shape employees displayed anticipation and selfless concern that led to the saving of a life. For this, all six employees have been nominated for the Kern County Fire
Department’s Lifesaving Medal.

According to the American Red Cross, sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and at any age. An AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest and is an easy to operate tool for
someone with no medical background.

Please join first responders, In-Shape employees and the gentleman that they saved, as they reunite to promote awareness of the benefits of CPR and the use of AEDs.

Date: Friday, December 12th, 2014Time: 1:00 PM
Location: In-Shape: Ridgecrest
930 N. Norma St.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

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