West New York police and two members of the local Emergency Services Unit (EMS) worked together to resuscitate a 68-year-old woman who went into cardiac arrest on New Year’s Eve.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
On December 31st, West New York police received a call of a woman not breathing, upon arrival Police Officers Cirri and Dominguez found a victim who suffered cardiac arrest. The officers immediately started CPR and use of a defibrillator and were able to sustain a pulse until EMS arrived, officials said.
EMTs Dia Ibrahim and Margaret Ramirez continued life saving measures and used an auto pulse machine until the victim was transported to the hospital, authorities said.
This was the eighth life saved in West New York by the West New York Police Department and EMS in 2017, according to Mayor Felix Roque’s office.
“I am very proud of the work our Police and EMS do on a daily basis,” Roque said in a statement.
“This was a testament to their training and I will continue to ensure that our first responders are provided the best training and equipment to continue saving lives.”
Additionally, Police Director Robert Antolos complimented all involved and applauded the efforts of Roque for his continued support in keeping West New York safe.