Oakland Co. Firefighters, Deputies Saved Choking Baby – The Good News
They tag-teamed together to get this baby to McLaren Oakland Hospital as soon as possible.
Back in late September, Oakland County Deputies and Waterford firefighters responded to a call about a 10-month-old baby who was choking on drug paraphernalia in Pontiac.
The baby was unconscious, not breathing, and had opioids in its system.
First responders realized that they didn't have time to wait for EMS, so they quickly devised a plan to get the baby to a hospital as fast as possible - two of the firefighters loaded the baby in the back of a squad car and continued CPR while a deputy drove them; other deputies blocked off intersections to make the trip faster.
Luckily, the baby was able to be revived at the hospital. The quick thinking of the officers and firefighters saved the baby's life.
"You put on a uniform because you want to make a difference in some of the worst moments of other peoples' lives and that's what the men and women did in this situation," Sheriff Michael Bouchard told Fox 2 Detroit.
"The goal of most people I know who get into public safety or military service for that matter you put on a uniform because you want to make a difference and some of the worst moments of other people's lives and that's what the men and women did in the situation. It's the kind of thing they're willing and often do every day but it's one of those moments that remind us why we get into public safety to make a difference and in the best case scenario save a life that would have been lost and that's what they did."