Firefighters Recognize Lifesaving CPR

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 12-33
Date:  May 18, 2012

Fairfax County firefighters will recognize two residents for performing lifesaving CPR on an adult male, December 11, 2011, after he collapsed in a local department store. Sarah Galloway and Ron Lewis will be presented Lifesaving Certificates at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Fire and Rescue Station 32, Fairview, 5600 Burke Center Parkway, Fairfax.

Galloway and Lewis intervened immediately after Michael Stackhause, 54, Springfield, collapsed in a Kohl’s Department Store while shopping with a family member. They both sprang into action and collectively performed CPR until paramedics arrived on scene to relieve them. The patient was defibrillated five times and administered several cardiac medications during the resuscitation period by paramedics. Through everyone’s efforts, the patient regained a pulse and spontaneous breathing was restarted prior to being transported to the hospital. Surgery was performed and he has since fully recovered.

Stackhause, Galloway, Lewis, and the emergency crews who responded that afternoon will all be in attendance at the ceremony and be available for interviews. Battalion Chief Robert Zoldos will present the certificates.

For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger,
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
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