logo for print

Body armor saves pregnant paramedic and her baby

Dani Kamenar was 32 weeks pregnant when she was attacked by a patient while responding to a routine call


By EMS1 Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A pregnant paramedic and her baby were saved by her body armor when she was attacked by a patient.

FOX43 reported that Community Life Team paramedic Dani Kamenar was 32 weeks pregnant at the time of the attack. She suffered a partial placenta abruption, but said it could have been much worse.

Dani Kamenar credits the body armor for Brooklyn being here today. (Photo courtesy of Dani Kamenar)
Dani Kamenar credits the body armor for Brooklyn being here today. (Photo courtesy of Dani Kamenar)

"The energy that could've been absorbed into my belly instead of the vest, it could have caused a full abruption which is lethal right then and there to infants the majority of the time," Kamenar said.

Kamenar and baby Brooklyn are now part of SAVES Club, a program created by the body armor company that honors first responders who experienced life-threatening incidents but were saved by the protective gear.

"This was the very first time that we got a call that an unborn child had been saved during an incident,” SAVES Club director Ed Hinchey said.

Kamenar credits the body armor for Brooklyn being here today.

"It saved her life. It saved mine because that abruption could easily have caused more harm to both of us,” Kamenar said.

 

As many of you know, this past spring I was assaulted on the job at 32 weeks pregnant. The incident caused a partial...

Posted by Dani Kamenar on Wednesday, 4 October 2017

 

Join the discussion

Brand Focus

Sponsored content
3 ways your smartphone can improve communication between EMS and hospital EDs

3 ways your smartphone can improve communication between EMS and hospital EDs

Now prehospital providers can give patient health information and transport updates in real time

Copyright © 2018 EMS1.com. All rights reserved.