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Custodian suffers cardiac arrest at school

September 21, 2010
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DOBSON, NC — The first responder team at Surry Central High School was put to the test for one of its own Monday morning, according to The Mount Airy News.
Emergency crews were paged to the school to respond to a cardiac arrest call: Before paramedics arrived on the scene, the school''s emergency response team started CPR on a custodian who had suffered an apparent heart attack, the article stated.
"The staff there was very well-trained and able to start CPR and use the automatic defibrillator," said John Shelton, emergency services director.
"They were able to start resuscitating him before the paramedics arrived," Shelton added.
The custodian was treated by members of the Dobson Rescue Squad and Surry County Emergency Medical Services before being transported to Northern Hospital of Surry, the article noted.
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