By Kaelyn Floyd
Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Division VI hosted an Emergency Medical Services Recognition Ceremony at Fire Station 171 in Inglewood on October 13, 2018. The ceremony was held to reunite Fire Station 173 first responders with Pamela Broom on the fourth year anniversary since the crew responded to her 9-1-1 call.
Four years ago, on the night of October 13, Fire Station 173 responded to a 9-1-1 call of a woman suffering from cardiac arrest. When first responders arrived on scene, Ms. Broom was not breathing nor did she have a heartbeat. She received advanced life support and was transported to Centinela Hospital where she made a full recovery.
“Through the outstanding efforts of Fire Captain Kelsay and his crew, McCormick Ambulance, and Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Pam is able to be here with us today,” said Fire Captain Sean Smith.