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Quick reactions from RAF Alconbury firefighters save life

RAF ALCONBURY, United Kingdom – Crew Manager Richard Drewery and Firefighters Mark White and Jamie Greenaway were part of the seven-person crew that responded to a call about an unconscious person at the Alconbury Middle/High School Aug. 5. When the crew of seven RAF Alconbury firefighters arrived on-scene, they discovered that Dave White wasn’t breathing and his tongue was lodged in his throat. After the first responders cleared White’s airway, they began performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He responded quickly and started gurgling breathing on his own. Firefighters then quickly suctioned his airway until it was clear and attended to him until a host nation ambulance arrived on-scene and transported him to an off-base hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Stives)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Brian Stives
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