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Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett presents Lifesaver Award to Seven First Responders


Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Seven local first responders were presented the Lifesaver Award by Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett during the December formal commission meeting for saving the life of a 4-week-old baby.

Emergency Medical Services Chief Jimmie Edwards recounted the events of November 3rd, 2017 when Jason and Allison Fenske called 911 after their infant girl Charlie stopped breathing.

According to doctors, Charlie suffered from pediatric ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest. There are only five known documented cases where infants have survived this condition.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Randy Paddock receives the Lifesaver Award from Mayor Jim Durrett.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Randy Paddock receives the Lifesaver Award from Mayor Jim Durrett.

E-911 dispatcher Maja Brown, who was the first link in the chain of survival, calmly provided lifesaving pre-arrival CPR instructions to the father until emergency personnel arrived on scene.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Randy Paddock was first to arrive. He quickly assessed the situation, initiated CPR, and applied the AED.

“Paddock’s quick actions, quality of CPR, application of AED, and delivery of shocks ultimately resulted in saving this patient’s life,” said EMS Chief Jimmie Edwards.

Firefighter Curtis Morais and Emergency Medical Responder Matt Leverett with the Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Department arrived on scene next and assisted Deputy Paddock with CPR until EMS arrived.

Lieutenant Steven Harris, Paramedic Benjamin Rush, and Advanced EMT Caleb Hall with EMS stabilized and continued treatment while transporting Charlie to the hospital.

“Words cannot express how grateful we are to all the first responders that night,” said Allison Fenske. “We hope to bring more awareness to this condition, especially since recent research has indicated there is a possible link between SIDS and ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest.”

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