Brentwood Fire Chief Terry Kurten, at the Dec. 4 Brentwood Board of Aldermen meeting, recognized firefighters, dispatchers, and St. Mary’s Hospital employees whose efforts saved a Brentwood woman in cardiac arrest on September 6.
According to Kurten, from the meeting minutes:
Catherine Hamer had collapsed and was unresponsive. Her husband called 911 and dispatchers Melissa Stites and and Amanda Lerch dispatched emergency personnel, obtained information and gave instruction.
Brentwood fire/EMS units determined that Hamer was in cardiac arrest. They took her to St. Mary’s Hospital, where she had a pulse and was becoming conscious and semi-alert.
Everyone did their best and the outcome was outstanding, Kurten said.
Chief Kurten recognized ECDC dispatchers Melissa Stites and Amanda Lerch, Brentwood Fire Department employees, A/C Ronnie Cottrell, Lt. Matt Stoverink, Lt. Dave Bruno, FF/Medic Tim Zeier, FF/Medic Marcus Herman, FF/Medic Scott Stevens, SSM St. Mary’s Hospital emergency Department, Dr. Neal Mangalat and Shirley Gastler.