Lakewood resident receives life-saving award

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On Thursday afternoon, West Pierce Fire & Rescue presented a Lakewood resident with a lifesaving award for his quick actions during a medical aid call.

Crews responded to reports of a cardiac arrest, where a woman was found unconscious and Corporal Angel Torres was administering CPR. Corporal Torres heard someone yell for help and when he investigated, found the dire situation the patient was in. Since he responded as quickly as he did, performing excellent CPR, and was able to help deliver information to firefighters, this resulted in a positive outcome for the patient. Upon arrival at the hospital, the patient was breathing on her own, had a pulse and was regaining consciousness. Without this intervention, the situation most likely would not have ended in the same way.

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