Photo of the Week: On- and off-duty medics work together to save fellow medic

Empress EMS Paramedic Matthew Tuttle was quickly aided by his colleagues after a medical emergency during a bike ride


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This week's Photo of the Week comes from Empress EMS in New York, showing Empress Paramedic Matthew Tuttle with the colleagues and fellow medics who saved his life after a medical emergency in early August. 

Tuttle was enjoying a bike ride with fellow Empress Paramedics William Rothschild and Ronald Pugh on Aug. 2 when he suffered a cardiac arrest, the agency said in a statement Tuesday.

Rothschild and Pugh immediately began CPR and called Empress Yorktown Paramedics Kelsey Dworjan and Richard Harvey, who arrived soon after to perform advanced life support measures, including multiple defibrillations.

Paramedic Brian Fleming later arrived with the Somers Fire Department and Westchester EMS to transport Tuttle, who had regained consciousness, to Westchester Medical Center. Tuttle received additional treatments at the hospital and was able to return home after just three days, according to the agency. 

From left to right: Empress EMS Paramedics Richard Harvey, William Rothschild, Matthew Tuttle, Kelsey Dworjan, Brian Fleming and Ronald Pugh. (Photo/Empress EMS)
From left to right: Empress EMS Paramedics Richard Harvey, William Rothschild, Matthew Tuttle, Kelsey Dworjan, Brian Fleming and Ronald Pugh. (Photo/Empress EMS)

 

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