Resuscitated Girl to Thank Firefighters (Firefighters Reunite a Year Later With Victim)


Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
fire-rescue.PA-LSE@fairfaxcounty.gov

News Release 13-60
Date:  May 23, 2013

A four old girl was found unconscious and floating in a backyard pool last year. Despite being unresponsive and pulseless, she is alive and well today because of first responders and health care providers working as a unified team to save her life.

Delaney Saslov, now five, and her parents, will return to Fire and Rescue Station 1, McLean, on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., to personally thank the first responders who assisted in saving her life on May 19, 2012. Delaney and her family want to reunite with those first responders to show their eternal gratitude.

Delany has made a complete recovery. The family, firefighters and paramedics will be on hand to be interviewed.

Firefighters will reciprocate by providing the family a tour of the station and invitation to join them at the evening meal.


For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.
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