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TCIA Safety Award: Life-saving Medical Response

Posted by Gene Mairs, Division Manager, D15 on Feb 18, 2019 4:00:00 PM

Division 15 is thrilled to announce that Armando E. Marichal, General Foreman; Artemio Irizarry Vera and Dionisio E. Rivas (Enrique) were recognized by the Tree Care Industry Association at its Winter Management Conference with TCIA safety awards for the heroic measures taken to save a fellow crew member's life. 

In July 2018, one of their crew members reported not feeling well.  The foreman had him rest nearby.  The crew member said he was feeling better and his discomfort was already passing.  Shortly after that, the crew heard the him moaning so they called 911. Armando and Enrique started to give CPR with help from the 911 operator.  Artemio came to assist. A police officer arrived shortly after the 911 call was made and used a defibrillator on the crew member then Emergency Medical Technicians arrived and took over.  The crew member was taken to the hospital and was stabilized.  The police officer congratulated the crew for performing CPR and told them that due to their quick and appropriate response, the crew member arrived at the hospital alive.

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