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Firefighters saved a tiny patient on March 7, a 3-month-old baby boy, who went into cardiac arrest in his Brooklyn home.“The guys did an outstanding job,” said Lt. Tom Watson from Engine 220. Firefighters were called to a home on 7th Street for a baby who was unconscious and not breathing.The members from Engine 220 rushed to the scene. When they arrived two minutes later, Firefighter Daniel Anderson jumped off the rig and rushed into the building. A neighbor directed him to the apartment, where he was met by the baby’s mother, who led him to the unresponsive child in the bedroom.Firefighters Dominick Santamaria and Frank Monte soon followed with the equipment.The three firefighters began chest compressions and rescue breathing on the infant, which involved using two fingers — instead of palms — to do chest compressions and doing 15 compressions for every two breaths, instead of 30 for every two breaths that should be done for adults.Within a minute, Lt. Watson said the child became responsive. They continued CPR as the baby was loaded into the ambulance. He was transported to Methodist Hospital.The members said the urgency of the situation was heightened because they have their own small children — Lt. Watson has three, Firefighter Santamaria has one and Firefighter Brian Sheehan (who drove the fire engine to the scene) has three children.“It means a lot to save someone, especially someone who hasn’t had a chance to live,” said Lt. Watson. “This job has its perks.”
PERRIS, Calif. – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,500 to win and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday, July 21.The 30-lapper awards IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, California State and track points.As well as the increased purse, numerous contingencies have been added to the night:Corona-based Eibach Springs will award a $125 gift certificate to the driver who finishes one position out of the redraw spot in each heat race. The certificates will allow the holder to get one Eibach platinum (premium) spring or two Eibach standard springs.“Eibach is really excited to be a partner with our favorite local dirt track once again,” Eibach Sales Manager David Cardey said. “Don Kazarian and crew have done a great job growing the car counts at Perris the past few years so it only makes sense for us to try and help their efforts. We wanted to support some of the teams that may not have a front running budget, so we will be giving out certificates to the first driver not finishing in a redraw spot in each heat race.”Given by heat race sponsors will be $100 of Sunoco Fuel from Lake Mathews Feed & Ranch Supplies; a $100 gift certificate good toward any machine work from Wayne’s Engine Rebuilders; and a $50 gift certificate and a pack of Racing Optics Tear Offs from Racing Plus Inc. (another sponsor has been lined up in the event a fourth heat is held). The highest finishing open motor driver receives a $250 gift certificate from CP Carrillo; if an open motor wins the main event, CP Carrillo will give the winner a set of pistons.The $100 longest tow award is from Racer Radio.Tickets will be available online, by calling 1-800-595-4849 and at the gate.