The Osseo City Council honored several first responders during its meeting Monday, Jan. 13. These first responders helped save a resident’s life.
Chief Tom Hartkopf told the council that on Nov. 28, Osseo Police and Fire personnel responded to a medical call of a person unconscious and not breathing. Police Office Todd Kintzi and Fire Chief 2 Steve Eiden arrived in less than one minute and took over CPR. He added that a short time later, Fire Chief 1 Pat McGrane and firefighters Tom Phenow and Travis Anderson arrived on the scene with North Memorial paramedics.
The “lucas” device, an automated CPR machine, was applied. Chief Hartkopf said, “Its very accurate” of the device. He added the department has had this device for several years.
The paramedics also delivered an electric shock to the person’s heart and it restarted. The person regained consciousness and was alert and talking to responders. The person was transported to the hospital and a firefighter rode with paramedics in case any further assistance was needed.
Recognized with Life Saver Awards were Officer Todd Kintzi, Fire Chief 1 Pat McGrane, Fire Chief 2 Steve Eiden and firefighters Tom Phenow and Travis Anderson.
Chief Hartkopf said the he checked on the person and that person is doing well right now.