On January 26, Fishers Fire and Emergency Service new recruit, Paramedic Jordan McClellan was at the YMCA working out when someone shouted for help. McClellan saw a man on the ground and realized he was in cardiac arrest.
The YMCA of Fishers is equipped with an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) which he used in conjunction with CPR prior to arrival of the Fire Department. Arriving paramedics were able to regain a heart beat and transported the patient to Indiana Heart Hospital.
Jordan McClellan has been a paramedic since 2010 but is just beginning his recruit class with the Fishers Fire and Emergency Services. He is one of 14 new firefighters that have begun their new careers this week.
This is another great example of the importance of knowing CPR, facilities having an AED on location, and the quick start of the EMS system by calling 911. The medical skills utilized by Jordan are the skills that Fishers Fire and Emergency Services want everyone to have. Knowing CPR is a vital link in providing the best possible outcome of these medical emergencies.
On February 11, 2014 we encourage all Fishers residents to join us for Friends and Family CPR class being held at Delaware Township Community Building.