On March 5th, at 0900 hours at the Manatee County Public Safety Building, Manatee County EMS held their monthly award ceremony and staff meeting. The first awards issued were the Phoenix Awards, an award that is received when personnel save the life of patient that was in cardiac arrest. The first Phoenix Award went to Lieutenant/EMT Adam Chevalier, Firefighter/EMT Jarek DeHart and Firefighter/EMT Rich Gatanis. On February 2, 2019 at 1349 hours, they responded with Manatee County EMS to a report of a patient complaining of chest pain. When our personnel arrived on scene, they found their patient was conscious complaining of severe chest pain, patient was very pale and diaphoretic. They immediately placed the patient on high flow oxygen and began obtaining vital signs. When EMS arrived on scene and made entry into the patient’s house, the patient went unconscious and into witnessed cardiac arrest. Personnel from both agencies immediately began BLS and ALS procedures and defibrillated the patient. Pulses, blood pressure and respirations were restored and this patient was transported to hospital and immediately went into the Cath lab were a stent was placed in a coronary artery and four days later, this patient was discharged from the hospital. Great Team Work by all personnel involved in the care of this patient.
The 2nd Phoenix Award went to Lieutenant/EMT Dustin Daughtrey, Firefighter/Paramedic Justin Young, Firefighter/EMT Robert Moore and Firefighter/EMT Justin Markey. On February 5, 2019 at 1450 hours, they responded with Manatee County EMS to a report of a cardiac arrest. When they arrived on scene they found their patient unconscious, no pulse and not breathing, they immediately began BLS and ALS procedures and shortly afterwards restored the patient’s pulse, blood pressure and respirations. This patient was immediately transported to the hospital and to the Cath lab were a stent was placed in a coronary artery and a few days later, this patient was discharged from the hospital. Again, Great Team Work by all personnel involved in the care of this patient.