Quick Response Results in a Save
June 11, 2021

On Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 around 1250pm, Keystone Valley EMS AMB081 (Supervisor G. Degnan, EMT M. Rohrbach) along with TowerDIRECT Paramedic MED293 (J. Bismuth) were dispatched to Sadsbury Township for a report of a burn victim involving a utility worker that was reportedly electrocuted while working on a pole. Both AMB081 and MED293 made the response from our central station located in Parkesburg Borough within a minute from the time of dispatch.

While EMS units were responding to the scene, the call was upgraded to a cardiac arrest and the Sadsburyville Fire Company was added to the assist.

From the response to on scene in just 3 minutes, crews found a trained bystander performing CPR. EMS crews with the help of the fire crew took over and continued life-saving measures. The Pt was transported to a local hospital where the Pt was awake and talking upon the arrival to the emergency room.

Fire Chief Brian Gathercole says: "Not every call results in a great outcome; however, this incident was something that does not occur every day resulting in a positive outcome. Great work on pre-arrival and services rendered by the crew."

EMS Manager Joe Miles says: "I'm proud of all the individuals who took part during this call, a type not many will see while working in this field. A great collaboration by trained bystanders, our awesome staff members along our cooperative partnership with TowerDIRECT Paramedics and the Sadsburyville Fire Company helped save a life. Fantastic job by all".

Fire Police for KVFD, Sadsburyville Fire Company, and Wagontown Fire Company provided traffic control in the area until the roadway was able to be reopened.

Units: Keystone Valley Fire, Fire Police and EMS
Mutual Aid: Sadsburyville Fire, TowerDirect and area fire police

Robert Stichter June 11, 2021 at 6:04 PM
Great Job...Awesome team work

Keystone Valley Fire Department June 11, 2021 at 6:09 PM