Humboldt Bay Hearth press launch:
On Christmas Eve evening, whereas many people have been resting with vacation anticipation, the crew of Engine 8113 bought the worst name a firefighter can get – report of unconscious toddler, not respiratory.
The decision got here in a single minute previous 11:00 p.m. on December 24, 2020, and the crew arrived at scene inside 3 minutes of the preliminary dispatch. Engineer Brett Egbert, chargeable for driving Engine 8113 to the incident, recollects having simply studied that exact part of metropolis maps that very same day in a wierd coincidence that felt “meant to be.”
As soon as inside, the crew discovered seven-month-old child boy Phoenix mendacity on the bottom pale, not respiratory and with out a pulse. The crew instantly started performing CPR, administering oxygen, and getting ready the cardiac monitor, a complicated life assist instrument, for defibrillation. Moments thereafter, the monitor delivered its first shock to child Phoenix’ coronary heart. With no enchancment in situations after the primary shock was administered, Hearth Captain and Paramedic John Goodman started Superior Life Help measures together with the administration of life-saving drugs on scene. All of the whereas, Firefighter Logan Bongio and Engineer Egbert continued CPR, sustaining child Phoenix’ heartbeat and respiratory whereas he was unable to take action for himself.
Quickly, Metropolis Ambulance of Eureka arrived and assisted with Superior Life Help care earlier than transporting child Phoenix to the ambulance. Hearth Captain/Paramedic Goodman and Firefighter Bongio stayed with Child Phoenix, persevering with to supply care whereas en path to the hospital. In complete, child Phoenix was defibrillated thrice, and acquired 4 rounds of Superior Life Help drugs.
After arriving on the hospital, Hearth Captain / Paramedic Goodman continued CPR with Emergency Division employees for about 5 minutes earlier than, miraculously, child Pheonix’ coronary heart price stabilized and he as soon as once more had a pulse. In an enormous sigh of aid, child Phoenix was handed over to hospital employees, who took over his care. As soon as the hospital confirmed child Phoenix was steady, the crew of Engine 8113 left the hospital, and returned to their station- endlessly modified by the occasions of a Christmas Eve they’d always remember.
This story is shared with the permission and enthusiasm of child Phoenix’ household. We’re pleased to report that, after receiving specialised look after a while in San Francisco, child Phoenix has returned residence to his household in Eureka.