Home » News » Public Safety
Woman saved by paramedics will attend ceremony
MANCHESTER - A Manchester woman who is alive because of the actions of her son, AMR paramedics and a Manchester Fire Department engine company crew responded when she suffered cardiac arrest will attend a ceremony honoring her life savers at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Manchester Fire Department Central Station, 100 Merrimack St.
Cynthia Pratte, 52, suffered cardiac arrest at her home Feb. 27 and her son, Matthew, called 911 and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
When paramedics from AMR Ambulance and the crew of MFD Engine 9 arrived, Pratte was treated at the scene with advance cardiac life support procedures by the AMR medics and transported to the Elliot Hospital.
Treatment there, including implantation of a pacemaker, enabled Pratte to return home after a stay in the ICU.
Those being honored are AMR paramedic Ryan Fedel, AMR EMT-Intermediate Jason Rapsis, Manchester Fire Lt. Kevin Healey, Firefighters Brennan Pingree and Raymond Seddon, and Pratte's son, Matthew.
The American Heart Association says fewer than eight percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital survive.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Durham fire chief considered for similar post in Natick, Mass. - 0
- Wood-drying kiln heavily damaged by fire - 0
- FinnaRageTV uses Keene for promotion - 0
- After Keene riot, PSU campus on alert as party plan is spread by social media - 1
- 2-alarm Manchester fire displaces 10 - 0
- Missing Mason man found dead - 0
- Nashua police chief to retire - 0
- Pinkerton student taken to hospital after being hit by car - 1
- Heroin overdoses claim two in Laconia - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Manchester pair arrested for fighting in Merrimack parking lot - 0
- Nashua man who was shot by officer sentenced to 5-10 years - 0
- Election Day hotline established to report suspected voter fraud, abuse - 1
- Nashua man charged in child sexual assault - 0
- Two accused of trafficking women in Hampton, Hooksett and Manchester - 0
- 'Fugitive of Week' captured in Hooksett - 0
- Pedestrian struck in Keene - 0
- NHIAA Cross Country: Moskowitz, Kimball primed for Meet of Champions battle - 0
- Salem coach Rich has seen playoff runs from both sidelines - 0
Manchester pub crawl leads to arrest of four
School's out for voters