LVFD member Chris Stanton – life save!
Member Chris Stanton didn’t hesitate to spring into action a few Mondays ago when he saw that that a man who had been shot was pushed out of a car and bleeding on the sidewalk. Chris, also the deputy director of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Office of Emergency Management, was with his wife and 2 year old at UMB medical center for his son’s routine check up. He quickly went into action to put his EMT skills to work by assessing the situation and knowing he needed to stop the bleed. He also knew that many buildings on UMB’s campus have Stop the Bleed kits, just what he needed -scissors, tourniquet, gloves, bandages – for this particular emergency situation. Stanton said, “When something like that happens, and you don’t expect it, having the skills you can fall back on are really important,” he said. “It’s empowering. Otherwise, you’re going to stand there feeling helpless.” Chris is from a long line of Stanton’s that have served the LVFD and the community; his father and Uncle are Life Members of the LVFD and his late grandfather was a past Chief and Life Member.
The LVFD membership is extremely proud of Chris and his heroic action to save a life.
** picture and video courtesy of UMB