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News Release 13-86
Date:  August 22, 2013

Marian Hoover, who survived a heart attack in July with the help of firefighters, paramedics, and technology, will now have dinner with the first responders that saved her life on the morning of July 9, 2013.

Hoover, 88, will have dinner with the crews at Fire and Rescue Station 8, Annandale, Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 5 p.m. As the guest of honor, she will enjoy an authentic firehouse meal prepared by the crews who helped save her life.

Hoover was found unconscious, without a pulse, with a phone draped over her arm when first responders arrived. Crews made an assessment, started CPR, used an AED, and continued to perform other life saving measures prior to transporting her to INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Prior to arriving at the hospital, she had regained her pulse and had started to breathe on her own.

The firefighters and paramedics who responded that morning, along with Fire Chief Richie Bowers, and Associate Medical Director Dan Avstreih will join in the festivities.


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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