WEST NEW YORK — The West New York Police Department, along with EMT’s, saved a woman suffering from a heart attack on New Year’s Eve, according to a town press release.
That day, officers received a call of someone not breathing. Two responding officers found a victim suffering cardiac arrest, the release says. They immediately started CPR and used a defibrillator, managing to keep a pulse until EMT’s arrived.
Those EMT’s used an auto-pulse machine until they transported the 68-year-old woman to a hospital.
It marked the eighth life saved in town by West New York police and EMT’s in 2017, the release said.
“I am very proud of the work our police and EMS do on a daily basis,” said West New York Mayor Dr. Felix Roque, in the release. “This was a testament to their training and I will continue to ensure that our first responders are provided the best training and equipment to continue saving lives.”