Off-Duty Save

While traveling down 495 south (while off-duty), Roland came upon a motor vehicle that had veered off the road and flipped over the guard rail.
Roland’s instincts kicked in and he immediately pulled over to help assess the situation. Roland, a resident of Hudson, NH, has been in EMS for 40 years and a Paramedic for 37 of them.
As Roland came upon the upside-down vehicle, a group of people were trying to push the car right side up. That is when he and fellow First Responder, Asst. Chief Michael Moriarty from MassPort Fire, took over the scene. They asked the group to stop pushing the vehicle and assessed the patient, who had no pulse. They then unclipped the individual and were able to extricate the individual out the back window of the vehicle. Roland noticed no trauma to the patient and immediately suspected a medical episode.
Roland called dispatched and informed them of the situation and that CPR was in progress. Roland carries a small “medical” bag in his vehicle to help in such situations. The Haverhill Fire Rescue truck showed up as well as the Massachusetts State Police. They were able to put an AED on the patient and continued their efforts to save the person’s life. The patient was transported by Pridestar Trinity to Lawrence General Hospital.
“What made the whole experience exceptional was the amazing teamwork and collaboration of the entire group. There was no yelling or screaming, the scene was calm, organized and efficient, a true professional scene.”
Great teamwork and thanks for leading the charge Roland!

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