Two Northumberland firefighters save a man in cardiac arrest


Two firefighters from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service save a man’s life while travelling to a training course. 
 
Firefighters Paul Cameron and Tom Oliver were on their way to a training course on Newcastle Quayside when they saw a car crash into barriers in front of them. Seeing that the driver of the car looked to be in trouble, they went over to assist. Realising the seriousness of the situation, and believing that the driver may have suffered a cardiac arrest, they removed the man from his car and began to perform CPR until paramedics arrived. 
 
Paul Hedley, Chief Fire Officer for NFRS said: “Paul and Tom acted in the finest traditions of the emergency services. Their quick thinking, fast actions and professional skills undoubtedly helped save the driver's life. 
 
“In recognition of the dedication demonstrated by these two firefighters, they have be awarded with the Northumberland County Council Employee of the Month award.”
 
Northumberland County Councillor John Riddle, cabinet member with responsibility for the fire and rescue service said: “Congratulations to Paul and Tom who deserve this Employee of the Month award for their fast acting and courageous actions, helping a member of the public when in need.”
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