Monday, June 2, 2008

Infant rescued from pool


SUISUN CITY - A 1-year-old girl was resuscitated on Sunday and is expected to recover from an apparently accidental drowning because of the life-saving CPR administered by Suisun City Police officers and Firefighters.

About 10:11 a.m., Suisun City Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call reporting a 1-year-old girl had drown in the family pool of a residence in the 1000 block of Whistler Drive. Within 2 minutes, Police Officer Philip Steemers and Fire Engine 47 were on the scene.

The child's mother had pulled the child from the pool and initiated CPR , which started clearing the child's lungs. Meeting Officer Steemers in the front yard, she handed over her daughter, who was not breathing and had no pulse. Officer Steemers continued CPR for less than a minute before the EMT-D trained fire crew took over life-saving treatment.

"After approximately 10 long minutes, and much heartfelt effort from all, these special people were able to bring the child back to life," said Officer David Fong, who arrived at the scene after the fire crew and witnessed their efforts. "Prior to the ambulance transporting the young victim (to NorthBay Medical Center), the victim was breathing and a pulse was present."

With medical attention from hospital personnel, the girl's breathing improved and it appears as though she will make a successful recovery, fire Capt. Mel Torres said.

In an e-mail he later wrote to his public safety colleagues, Officer Fong was clearly filled with deep appreciation for the determined, quick and professional actions of his Suisun City colleagues.

"People like this is why I love working within the City of Suisun City," Officer Fong wrote. "You are all heroes to me and our victim."

In addition to Officer Steemers and Capt. Torres, Firefighters Gary Hall and Richard Anderson and Reserve Firefighter Phillip Martin responded to this family's call for help.

"Congratulations on an extraordinary job well done!" said City Manager Suzanne Bragdon.

Suisun City is extremely appreciative of its all-volunteer Fire Department, the members of which are dedicated to the highest level of training to be there when the community needs them most.


Jeramy Sossaman said...

what a great story! Way to go Suisun Fire and PD!!!!

Dawn Clauson said...

Suisun City Fire and PD good job thank you for all your hard work

alvarezt said...

You guys are the best!! and as a Suisun City resident Thank you all for Your hard work.

Anonymous said...

this was a relative of mine so it truly hits home. praise God and thanks to the rescuers for not giving up on her!

Anonymous said...

Really? Dispatch? Her name is Dee Dee Golden and she did a fantastic job getting help out to the infant in a very quick and precise manner. She's worked for the Dept for years. She's as much of a hero as Steemers. Don't forget about the ones working behind the scenes.

Jeramy Sossaman said...

way to go Dee Dee Golden!

Danielle said...

Im the mother of this baby and shes DOING great thankyou Suisun for saving my baby girl... =)