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Team Effort Saves Life of Huntington Woman

Police, firefighter act to revive 46-year-old female after cardiac arrest.

An off-duty firefighter and a two cops revived a woman in cardiac arrest in Huntington Monday.

According to police, emergency responders arrived to find a 46-year-old woman not breathing and her husband performing CPR at approximately at 5:15 p.m. at a home located at 164 West Neck Rd.

officer John Fenelius and Cold Spring Harbor firefighter Matthew Renz continued to administer CPR on the victim before police say officer James Garside, an advanced emergency medical technician, arrived and established an airway endotracheal intubation.

Utilizing a defibrillator, the women’s heartbeat was restored by Garside, according to police.

The woman was transported to Huntington Hospital by Huntington Community First Aid Squad where she was admitted in critical condition.

Police say it's the third person Garside has helped resuscitate since Jan. 19.

Pam Robinson (Editor) February 01, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Good day for the emergency services:: a newborn who wasn't breathing was brought back to life in Westbury: http://patch.com/A-q5Xk
christine miceli February 01, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Thank God for every one that was there. But BLS before ALS as we say in the field. Without the efforts of those on scene before the officer who was an ALS provider he may not have had the successful out come he had. So GREAT JOB BY ALL ! May she have a full recovery. God Bless.
Lenore February 01, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Garside worked in tandem with two other excellent Advanced EMT's from Huntington Community First Aid, assisted by EMT-Basic crew members. Resuscitation is always team effort, and all of the responders are to be commended.

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