Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Firefighter/Paramedics Receive EMS Award

Southlake Firefighters/Paramedics Jay Nunnally and Steven Tanner were recently awarded the EMS Superstar Award presented by Baylor Grapevine.

Firefighter/Paramedics Jay Nunnally & Steven Tanner - pictured far right Battalion Chief/EMS Trainor Ryan Arthur

Firefighter/Paramedics Jay Nunnally & Steven Tanner – pictured far right Battalion Chief/EMS Trainer Ryan Arthur

They received this honor for their patient care efforts on June 5, 2015. Nunnally and Tanner provided emergency care to a 39-year old female who was two weeks post-partum, experiencing chest pain and having difficulty breathing. Upon further examination, they quickly recognized the patient was having a heart attack.
Firefighter/Paramedics Nunnally and Tanner immediately began advanced medical life support procedures and transported the patient to Baylor Grapevine. Based on the care rendered before arriving at the emergency room, the crew and patient were able to bypass the ER and go directly to the cardiac surgery unit.
We are thrilled to report that the patient made a full recovery and was discharged home on June 8th.
This is a great reminder for the American Heart Association & Caruth Center’s campaign called “Don’t Die of Doubt”. If you have chest pains, shortness of breath or any other signs of a heart attack call 9-1-1. A patient’s care begins the minute you make that call and patients are immediately transported from ambulance to the cardiac surgery unit. When precious minutes count call 9-1-1 … you or a loved ones life depends on immediate medical care.