SGVFD donates defibrillator to Wewa Dixie Youth League

Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 09:04 AM.

These are true stories.

 It’s the fourth inning at a little league ball game and suddenly a player collapsed backward, not breathing. His heart had stopped, and showed no vital signs. Fortunately, a heart defibrillator was available onsite. His rescuers initiated CPR, reviving him with the defibrillator and rushed him to the hospital, where he fully recovered and was released in a few days.

A young girl rounds third base heading to home when she collapses into her coach’s arms. Her heart had stopped and showed no vital signs. Rescuers rushed to initiate CPR, but no defibrillator was available. The ambulance arrived in 15 minutes and three attempts were made before her heart responded. She was rushed to the hospital, spending days in a coma and weeks recovering. It was miracle she recovered.

Few people survive the sudden heart stoppage, because nobody has the defibrillators available to bring the kids back.

South Gulf Volunteer Fire is proud to donate a defibrillator to the Wewahitchka Dixie Youth softball league

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