| Submitted by Fred Hurtado, Priority Dispatch Instructor 7/11/02
EMD Saves Baby.
Hello Fred, my name is Barry Laird and I am a dispatcher for GoldStar EMS in Port Arthur, Texas. I would like to thank you for the wonderful class that you provided to us.
I would like you to know that because of your class, exactly one day after I recieved my certification card I EMD'ed a call of a 3 week old infant not breathing. I am very pleased to announce that due to the out standing training that you gave me I saved that babies life.
I instructed the mother and father to give rescue breathing for 35 minutes while waiting on the ambulance to come from a very long distance. The residence was in a rural community. My partners dispatched our new BO 105 Helicopter called Angel-1 from our Angel flight program.
The baby is alive and well when only 2 weeks ago the baby was puple and not breathing. I personally on behalf of my self, my partners, and the babies family would like to thank you for a job well done.
I remember what you told me the last day of class after it was over, you said to me " I can always tell when some one will be good at it and your one of them ". Thank you for beliving in me. I also have a copy of the tape from the long call where you can hear the baby cry for the first time....It was heart renching..
Thank you again,
Barry Laird NREMD