On the morning of June 16, 2013, while en-route to their assigned area of the fire, an IHC
crewmember collapsed and quickly became unresponsive. Another crew member immediately
assessed the patient and confirmed his breathing and heart rate had stopped. Emergency Medical
Technicians (EMT) from two crews began Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and one of
the IHC Superintendents initiated a medical emergency response via radio. Paramedics from the
spike camp were deployed to the scene. An Automated Electrical Defibrillator (AED) was
successfully utilized reestablishing a pulse in the patient. After medically stabilizing the patient,
he was carried by stokes litter approximately one quarter of a mile to H 1 and transported by air
ambulance to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado.
[Incident Type]: Medical, Excertion, Heat
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