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Cuba-Rushford celebrates a life saved


Local heroes are commended by Chamber of Commerce and Cuba Police Department

From the Cuba Police Department,

On the afternoon of Thursday, November 17th, 2022, a coach was going through the motions of what should have been a routine practice in the gymnasium at the Elementary School. Just as practice was beginning, this coach suffered a cardiac event and collapsed on the gym floor. It was at this time that Bryce Ryan, a teacher at the Cuba-Rushford Central School and Brad Howe, a school resource officer with the Cuba Police Department, jumped into action. Bryce began CPR while Brad quickly grabbed an AED and immediately began administering the advised shocks from the machine. Within minutes, Terry forward arrived on scene and took over with chest compressions and breaths while another member of the ambulance squad (PJ Shaller) retrieved the ambulance and brought it to the scene. Because of their quick actions, this person survived and is doing well today.

On Saturday, March 4th, the Cuba Chamber of Commerce and Cuba Police Department recognized PJ Shaller with the heroes in action award as well as Terry Forward, Bryce Ryan and Brad Howe with the Cuba Police Department Life-Saving Medal. It’s because of their fortitude and courage in a time of crisis that this person is here with us today!

We would also like to thank the rest of the Cuba Ambulance Service who assisted as well as all the doctors, nurses, medical staff and emergency dispatchers who assisted. They are all heroes too. Real heroes!

If your organization would like to schedule a training to get your staff CPR certified, please contact our office at 585-968-1666 and we can put you in contact with a certified CPR instructor.

*** Photo Credit – Cuba Patriot Newspaper ***

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