On July 16th, Crater Lake National Park personnel responded to a report of a woman complaining of chest pain at the park’s remote north entrance station. The woman subsequently went into cardiac arrest and was successfully resuscitated by park EMS personnel (click on this link for the initial report).
On Saturday, October 20th, park EMS personnel were among those persons in the chain of care that saved the woman’s life who were honored with a Heart Hero award from the American Heart Association. The award was presented at a special ceremony at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Oregon. Park personnel honored with the award included:
- Chris Reinhardt, Visitor Use Assistant
- Jason Ramsdell, Supervisory Park Ranger/Park Medic
- Jan Lemons, Supervisory Park Ranger
- Seth Macey, Park Ranger
- Jason Jenks, Supervisory Forestry Technician
- Jeff Runde, Natural Resource Data Manager
- Scott Girdner, Fishery Biologist
For the full press release on the award ceremony, please click on the link below.