Firefighters Rescue Adult Male Found at Bottom of Pool

Thursday, September 01, 2011 |

VALLEY GLEN - On Monday, August 28, 2011, the LAFD responded to a "near drowning" incident on another hot, valley afternoon. Battalion 14 arrived first on scene, immediately followed by Task Force and Rescue 60. The Chief witnessed, first-hand, a very coordinated and all-out effort to save a life, as members literally sprinted to the backyard of this private residence. Once there, they discovered an approximate 28 year-old male lifeless, at the bottom of the pool. 
Los Angeles Firefighters Rescue Man from Bottom of North Hollywood Pool

Without hesitation, Firefighters jumped into the pool to make a rescue, while others assisted by delivering appropriate medical equipment to the backyard. The patient was removed from the pool, pulse-less and non-breathing. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was initiated instantly, as were other advanced life saving (ALS) measures. Members on-scene worked quickly and efficiently and demonstrated the skills of highly trained professionals. As a result, members of Task Force and Rescue 60 were able to regain both a pulse and respirations prior to his arrival at the hospital.

In recent weeks, the LAFD has experienced and unfortunate rash of "near drowning" incidents.Los Angeles Firefighters Rescue Man from Bottom of North Hollywood Pool As our extreme weather continues, even into the Fall and especially as we head into another holiday weekend, your Los Angeles Fire Department encourages you to please exercise extreme caution whenever in-and-around any body of water.

These unfortunate incidents offer us the opportunity to again highlight the importance of learning CPR, as well as our "Pool Safely" campaign. Please review these simple steps... they will help save lives!

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Submitted by
Matt Spence
Spokesman, Los Angeles Fire Department


Rich Norman said...

Great job done LAFD!

Anonymous said...

Only another clear example of why lafd is and always be number 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. great job

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Mr. Norman, thanks for your kind words. They mean more than you know.

Anonymous 11:45 we appreciate your ebullient expression of confidence in the men and women of the LAFD. Being "Number 1" in your eyes is everything to us, as we compete only with our past performance in an eternal quest to retain your respect and confidence.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

Paula said...

Goes to show that LAFD was on top of their BLS/ALS training and is always ready to deal with situations like this when they arise.

It is important to learn CPR. I, myself have had to use my BLS training when my own mother had a heart attack.

As a relative of firefighters in various parts of the country reading something like this makes me respect my firefighter relatives and their brothers/sisters in fire departments nationwide even more.

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