Howell First Aid Honored For Heroic Save

Members of the squad were honored at a recent meeting. (Photo courtesy Howell Township First Aid and Rescue Squad No. 1)
Members of the squad were honored at a recent meeting. (Photo courtesy Howell Township First Aid and Rescue Squad No. 1)

HOWELL – Members of the Howell Township First Aid and Rescue Squad No. 1 were recently honored by township officials for their heroic save of a township resident with CPR last month.

The Howell Township Council honored the first aid squad at the June 11 meeting, presenting them with the Howell’s Hero Award. The resident they saved was present at the meeting as well.

Receiving the award were first aid squad members Captain Anthony DeMatteo, 1st lieutenant Zack Peras, Mike Foran Sr., Sol Stern, Gloria Abbas-Zedah and Yehuda Spiegel. Howell Township Police 911 Operator Brett Kyle was also recognized for his efforts giving pre-arrival instructions to the victim’s son until police arrived on the scene.

Once police were on the scene, they took over CPR until the Howell Township First Aid and Rescue Squad No. 1 arrived.

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“Collectively they continued CPR and defibrillated the patient twice until she regained her heartbeat and was transported to the hospital along with MonOc Paramedics,” read a statement from the squad’s social media.

President John Zicha told Jersey Shore Online that, after the incident, the victim was “perfectly fine with no ill effects and thanked all of the responders in person at the town meeting.”