firefighters receive award for saving life of jogger
Burnham-On-Sea firefighters who saved the life of a jogger when
he suffered a cardiac arrest while running near Highbridge have
been recognised with awards.
firefighters Rob Davey and Stephen Pike were off-duty and driving
along Huntspill Road on February 20th when they saw 35 year-old
jogger Dan Garrett fall to the ground, as we reported
immediately put their first aid training to use by giving Dan
CPR and, even though his heart briefly stopped, they managed to
successfully revive him before the ambulance arrived to take him
and Stephen have this week been commended by the Chief
Fire Officer for saving the jogger's life during Devon & Somerset
Fire Service's 2014 Awards Ceremony.
Stephen said they were both "hugely honoured" to receive
Garrett visited Burnham fire station in April, as pictured
above, to thank the duo and the ambulance crews who helped him.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I don't remember anything about
collapsing, just setting off for a jog on a 3-4km run around the
local area. I'd only just started jogging and hadn't had problems
like this before. It's all a blur from there. I am hugely grateful
to the crews who saved my life."
difficult to put into words just how grateful I am, but it really
brings it home to me when I consider that I wouldn't have seen
my children again if it hadn't been for the crews' quick work."
fire officer Dick Solomon said: "The fates were certainly
looking down on Dan that day."
was so lucky that the incident occurred in the view of two off-duty
firemen who were able to give vital first aid so quickly and call
for an ambulance to help him. It's a great example of teams working
together for a positive outcome."
Top Burnham firefighters Rob Davey and Stephen Pike with their
award, and above with jogger Dan Garrett whose life they saved