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News Release
Release Date: 03/03/2014 Release Time: 4:00 PM
Contact: Tony Perna
951-204-2850
951-826-5335
Subject: Ladder Truck Setup to Rescue Patient in Cardiac Arrest
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The City of Riverside Fire Department responded units to a medical aid for a patient on top of a second story roof. The patient was replacing an old roof when he became ill. When the fire department arrived the patient was in cardiac arrest. A City of Riverside Fire/Police Dispatcher provided instructions to the bystanders to provide CPR while fire units responded. The aerial ladder truck was set up to sucessfully remove the patient from the roof. The patient was tranported to an area hospital for further treatment.