CPR and AED Saves Life; First Responders Team Effort in Sandlake Sunday March 8th


Sandlake, OR – On Sunday, March 8, 2020 at approximately 2:52 PM, Tillamook County Communications District 911 received a call from a residence for a medical issue, a 62-year-old woman down, unresponsive / not breathing. Nestucca Rural Fire District responded as well as Deputy Christopherson and Deputy Berger, who were in the area. The ambulance had an extended response time. On arrival, a Nestucca Rural Firefighter J. Eckhardt and Deputy Christopherson performed CPR for 10 minutes and Nestucca Rural Fire Captain M. Hays applied and used an AED (Automated external defibrillator) to deliver several shocks to the patient and restored a pulse and breathing before Adventist Ambulance arrived. Deputies assisted fire to block Sandlake Road and Life Flight responded and picked up the patient, transporting her to Salem Health for treatment.

The Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office assisted Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District, Adventist Health Ambulance, Life Flight, and Tillamook 911 with this call.