Training and a willingness to help saved a life

When Mobile Supervisor Rain Lamarsh was on the way to his patrol site, he suddenly heard voices yelling from behind him.

Two males asked him to call 911 immediately because there was a woman experiencing an overdose on the other side of the street.

Supervisor Lamarsh immediately called 911, then asked the two men if they had Naloxone; they did not. Supervisor Lamarsh then quickly ran to his vehicle to get his personal Naloxone kit and returned to the woman, all while talking to 911 dispatch, giving them the location of the woman.

Supervisor Lamarsh administered a dose of Naloxone immediately, and, following the instructions from the 911 dispatcher, administered a second dose. Unfortunately, the woman was not breathing and was not responsive.

Supervisor Lamarsh then started CPR while still on the phone with 911, and continued until the paramedics arrived and were able to stabilize the woman.

He then stayed on-site and assisted until the woman was taken to the hospital by paramedics. Without his training and quick response, the woman may not have survived.

Thank you, Supervisor Lamarsh!

(And this isn’t the first time Mobile Supervisor Lamarsh has helped to save a life! Thank you for making an ongoing difference in our community!)