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Delray Med Center honors paramedics who saved 30-year-old after heart attack

Posted at 7:22 PM, Jul 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-14 19:22:50-04

When you call 911, you take for granted help is always on the other end of the phone. Today Delray Medical Center showed some appreciation to paramedics who went above and beyond the call.

The crew from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Station 42 west of Delray Beach received an award for saving a 30-year-old woman who suffered a heart attack.

“These station guys in particular came back after the fact to check on this patient to make sure she was doing ok, which is really extra special,” explained Mark Bryan, the CEO of Delray Medical Center.

“It is important that we recognize them, honor them and thank them for what they do,” added County Commissioner Mary Lou Berger.

The paramedics insisted what they did is part of their daily routine.

“As humble as the crews will be, I can tell you right now it definitely raises the morale, raises their spirits,” admitted District Chief Doug McGlynn.

Paramedics encourage everyone to learn CPR. Now, instructors do not include mouth-to-mouth in the protocol. You’re only supposed to do check compressions because they are most effective.