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Officer Saves EMT Choking at Police Headquarters

BRICK, NJ – A EMT stationed at police headquarters to monitor and check incoming visitors for COVID-19 was saved by the quick action of police officers this week.  While EMT Katelyn Lammer was stationed to screen people entering town hall, she began to choke on her food. She could not clear her own airway, and that’s when things got scary. n this video, Katelyn is seen going to the window for help, where Sgt. Josh Jenssen signals to those near the door who can get out to help her. Sgt. Austin Kenny and Sgt. Charlie Kelly are the first out the door and Sgt. Kelly quickly resorts to a series of abdominal thrusts to clear a complete airway obstruction.

“Our EMTs are the best. They’ve saved numerous lives, helped countless sick and injured people, and they display a level of professionalism and competence throughout this whole COVID crisis that could serve as an example to healthcare workers everywhere,” the department said on Facebook. “Whenever we’ve needed them, they’ve been there for us. Yesterday, we got to be there for them.”

Brick police officer saves choking EMT in town hall.

Posted by Shore News Network on Thursday, June 11, 2020

 

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