San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1/Contributed photo Medical Program Director Joshua Corsa, M.D., along with crews from San Juan Island Fire and Rescue and San Juan Island EMS recognized Joe and Dave for their quick response.

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1/Contributed photo Medical Program Director Joshua Corsa, M.D., along with crews from San Juan Island Fire and Rescue and San Juan Island EMS recognized Joe and Dave for their quick response.

Lifesaving efforts by members of the public

  • Wed Nov 10th, 2021 1:30am
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Submitted by San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1.

Congrats to Dave Kinnaman and Joe Davis for their lifesaving efforts on Oct. 11, 2021. When a visitor to the store collapsed outside Marketplace in Friday Harbor their quick action to initiate CPR helped save a life.

Medical Program Director Joshua Corsa, M.D., along with crews from San Juan Island Fire and Rescue and San Juan Island EMS recognized Joe and Dave this morning for their quick response. Dr. Corsa gave them both a challenge coin and said: “In emergencies like this a quick response from the public can make all the difference in the world.”

They had just recertified in CPR and First Aid a couple weeks prior to the October 11th event. If you or your institution is interested in taking a CPR course, contact Lainey Volk, Director of Outreach at San Juan Island EMS. Lvolk@sanjuanems.org or 378- 5152 ext 102. The patient is home and has largely recovered.