Cardiac Arrest Survivors’ Event

Sam Duff,  Tim Long, Mark Carr,  Peter Shanks, Shawn Titus, Mike Kennedy (Not Pictured)

On Friday, February 16th, the Town of Quispamsis hosted the Cardiac Arrest Survivors’ Event held by Ambulance New Brunswick.  The event was held to recognize members of the public and first responders who were involved in saving the life of  Mark Carr.

Firefighter Joel Armstrong, Firefighter Paul Spinks, Mark Carr, Lieutenant Shawn White, Firefighter Andy Boyle

In October, Mark, a long-time paramedic himself,  was playing hockey at the QPlex in Quispamsis when he collapsed and went into cardiac arrest.  The quick action of his teammates starting CPR and using one of the Public Access Defibrillators at the QPlex saved his life.  Mark was treated and transported to the hospital by paramedics with assistance from our firefighters and officers from the Kennebecasis Regional Police.

Mark’s hockey teammates were recognized with certificates presented by Mary-Lou Price, Provincial Coordinator of the Public Access Defibrillation Program for Ambulance New Brunswick.