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Dallas Bay Fire, HCEMS, HCSO, and TWRA Officers Receive Lifesaving Awards

DBFD, HCEMS, HCSO, TWRA receive Lifesaving Awards

On Saturday, May 27, 2023, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1933 Bay Hill Drive on a CPR in progress involving Soddy-Daisy K-9 Officer Faith Dabbs. Hamilton County 9-1-1 Telecommunicator Senior Jennifer Clark took the call. Ms. Clark maintained control with a calm, authoritative voice, while she identified the location and nature of the call. Ms. Clark displayed confidence while instructing the caller to begin life-saving procedures by giving step-by-step instructions for CPR. Ms. Clark kept the caller calm until responders arrived and took over. Hamilton County Deputy Mitchell Rice, Deputy Recardo Santiago, and TWRA Officer David Holt were the first to arrive on the scene, followed by the Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department. Deputy Santiago and Officer Holt took over CPR on Officer Dabbs while Deputy Mitchell gathered the important details involving the incident. Dallas Bay Fire Chief Marcus Fritts, Firefighter/Paramedic Tim Waldo, and Firefighter/EMR Brad Brown arrived on the scene and began advanced life-saving techniques, including the utilization of an automated external defibrillator (AED). After three shocks were delivered from the AED, Officer Dabbs’ heart began beating and she began breathing again. Hamilton County EMS Medic 2, operated by Dan Maxwell and Bobby Brinkley, arrived and transported Officer Dabbs to Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. Due to quick response, professionalism and diligence exhibited by all of the above-mentioned responders, Officer Dabbs’ life was saved. The quick actions displayed by the individuals on that day brought great honor to themselves, their departments and to this great profession which we have been called to serve.”


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