July 14, 2019 08:20
Yesterday, at approximately 12:30 pm, Portland Fire & Rescue’s Rescue 23 (located SE 13th / Gideon) responded to a CPR (cardiac pulmonary resuscitation) in progress call. Due to the proximity of the call, Resuce 23 personnel, staffed with only 2 members, arrived within two minutes of being dispatched to the call. Portland Fire & Rescue members arrived to witness a passerby (unidentified at this time) and a Portland Police Officer performing CPR on a 23 year old female on the ground.
Upon Rescue 23’s arrival, which consisted of a paramedic/firefighter officer and an emergency medical technician - basic/firefighter, they both initiated life saving interventions but recognized they were short on staffing upon arrival. Fire memb