Right Place At The Right Time
By LIEUTENANT Charles Cunningham
April 3, 2017

On Sunday March 26th at approx. 1157 hrs Pinch VFD was alerted to an accident with injuries on I-79 N at the 1 mile marker. Prior to FD units arriving on scene dispatch informed responding units there was a pending cardiac arrest. A PVFD member along with Law Enforcement arrived on scene within a very short amount of time to find a male patient slumped in the drivers seat of the vehicle. During a quick assessment it was found the patient had shallow respirations and a very weak, faint pulse and was unresponsive. An AED was placed on the patient and was utilized. After 1 shock from the AED the patient became alert and vital signs returned to normal. The patient was transported to a local hospital by EMS and roadway reopened after removal of the vehicle.

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