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Volunteer Firefighter Honored for Saving Fellow Firefighter with CPR

Tappan Fire Department member went into cardiac arrest a a fire company drill.

Wayne Werner, a volunteer firefighter who is a captain in the Tappan Fire Department, has been honored by Rockland fire chiefs for his efforts to save the life of a fellow volunteer.

At the Rockland County Fire Chief's Association monthly meeting at the Congers Fire Department, Werner was presented a service award for performing CPR on a fellow firefighter who went into cardiac arrest during a company drill.

Werner’s skills were credited with saving his fellow firefighter’s life. CPR training is among the wide set of emergency skills Rockland County volunteer firefighters learn as part of their training.

The Tappan Fire Department, like all of Rockland County's fire departments, is staff 100 percent by volunteers.

Watchdog January 19, 2013 at 01:06 PM
Great job Captain! Our cadre of volunteers in Rockland continue to amaze.

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