April Firefighter of the MonthApril, 24, 2013
April 24, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (SH2013-12)
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
R. Steve Huffman
Public Information Officer
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APRIL FIREFIGHTER OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to Firefighter Gabe Sewell, who has one year and four months on the department, for being selected as the April Firefighter of the Month on Wednesday, April 24 at the Spot of Tea on Dauphin Street downtown.
On January 25th around 00:30 Gabe M. Sewell was traveling down Cody Road when he saw a tire in the middle of the road. As Sewell got out of his car to remove the tire he saw two people outside asking for help. After seeing the bystanders he noticed a male lying supine in the driveway of a residence. The patient had possibly been ejected from a vehicle.
Sewell grabbed a pair of gloves from his car, told one of the bystanders to initiate 911 and the other to look in and around the car to see if anyone else was injured while he held manual c-spine and started his rapid assessment.
Patient was bleeding from back of head, Laceration on right wrist with possible arterial bleed evidenced by spurting blood. Wound on back of head actively bleeding.
The bystanders found another patient on scene and Sewell asked if he was conscious and breathing, they replied, yes. The bystanders stood by until Mobile Fire-Rescue units arrived.
The patient was transported via Lifeflight USA Medical Center.
Sewell continued patient treatment until fire-rescue units arrived on scene to take over incident but remained on scene until all patients were transported.
For this Sewell was honored with the April Firefighter of the Month award which is presented and sponsored by the Pleasant Valley Opportunity Club.