7 April 2021
Firefighter Matt Glew attended an incident and started CPR which resulted in saving a person’s life.
Matt Glew serves as a firefighter at Epworth Fire Station and recently attended an incident as a Medical Co-Responder.
Within minutes, Matt was the first on the scene where a member of the public was in cardiac arrest.
Matt quickly started CPR and used a defibrillator to obtain a return of Spontaneous Circulation, and waited for the the paramedics to arrive.
Together, Matt and the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) successfully saved this person’s life.
Matt received a certificate of recognition from EMAS, expressing their gratitude,
“We would like to thank Matt, on behalf of the patient and for his contribution to the EMAS team, which resulted in the patient successfully obtaining a return of Spontaneous Circulation. Many thanks for your continued support in the care of patients in your community.”
Epworth Fire Station has two medical response cars and a fire engine. They respond to approximately 60 medical emergencies each month and are there to support their local community in keeping them safe.