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FDNY EMT Saves Two Lives Weeks after Graduation

EMT Pfeiffer had only been out of the academy for two weeks.



FDNY | | Monday, April 23, 2012

EMT Megan Pfeiffer, Station 50, just graduated from the EMS Academy two weeks ago, but she already is helping save lives.

"That’s what we’re here for," EMT Pfeiffer said. "That’s why I came to the job."

On Apr. 18, she and her partner, EMT Jim Duff (a six-year veteran of the FDNY), responded to a home on 170th Street in Queens. An elderly woman had become confused and pulled out the dialysis stent in her arm and was bleeding profusely.

The EMTs tried to tie it off with a rubber glove, but couldn’t get it tight enough, so they thought quickly and used the clamp they have to cut the umbilical cord during baby deliveries. They clamped her artery and stopped the bleeding.

They then helped calm the woman caring for the elderly woman and taught her what to do in case it happens again in the future.

They transported the woman to Jamaica Hospital.

This rescue follows on the heels of another save for EMT Pfeiffer.

She and her partner, EMT Suchingh Singh (a five-year FDNY veteran), worked with paramedics and firefighters to save the life of a woman at a nursing home who started choking and went into cardiac arrest.

The group was able to restore her heartbeat and transport her to the hospital in stable condition.

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