Several of Fairfield’s public safety professionals as well as a crew from the University of Cincinnati’s Air Care team are scheduled to be recognized at tonight’s city council meeting.
Photo: MICHAEL D. PITMAN/STAFF
Photo: MICHAEL D. PITMAN/STAFF

Father, son to be honored, along with Fairfield first responders, for efforts after electrocution

The recognition is related to an incident that occurred on July 27 when a 65-year-old man was electrocuted inside a warehouse on Le Saint Drive while performing work with his son. 

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During the 911 call made by the son, Fairfield dispatchers talked him through performing CPR on his dad until medical crews arrived, within four minutes, according to the city.

“This incident showcased the teamwork and cooperation that takes place on a daily basis within our City between various departments such as police, fire, public works, etc., and outside agencies like Air Care,” said Tom Wagner, Deputy Chief of Fairfield’s Fire Department. “Because of that incredible teamwork, and some luck, this story has a great ending.” 

The father recovered well after being transported by air care to UC Medical Center and spending less than one week in the hospital. 

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He and his son are scheduled to be recognized with all of the city and Air Care personnel who worked together to help him.

City council meets at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Fairfield Municipal Building, 5350 Pleasant Ave.

“What saved this gentleman was the extraordinary professionalism and highly trained public safety employees who walked the son through CPR followed by the medical crews providing advanced care within minutes,” Wagner said. “The importance of bystander CPR cannot be understated.” 

The Fairfield Fire Department is also preparing to roll out a dual purpose class to businesses and residents called Stop the Bleed and Take 10 CPR.

Stop the Bleed will teach how to stop life-threatening bleeding by proper application of a tourniquet or wound-packing and pressure. 

Take 10 CPR will teach, in 10 minutes, how to perform hands-on CPR (compression only; certificates are not issued for this class).

These classes will be offered on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9 to 10:15 a.m. More information will be available through the city’s website.

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