Aid Squad’s role goes unreported

Princeton Packet
6 November, 1984

Aid Squad’s role goes unreported

To the editor:

Reports in both the Town Topics and The Packet last week concerning arrests for drug charges omitted the role of the Princeton First Aid Squad in the resuscitation of the unconscious person.

That individual was unconscious and had stopped breathing on the arrival of the squad’s Lifemobile. The patient was ventilated artificially, was intubated (a tube directly to the lungs), and given intravenous medication to reverse the effects of an apparent drug overdose. He regained consciousness after treatment and was then transported by the Lifemobile to the Medical Center.

Without these efforts it is likely he would have died.

J. Edwin Obert Jr.
Princeton First Aid Squad and Rescue Squad

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