Friday, October 26, 2012
Officer Tim Lennox used the AED device in his car to help resuscitate a person who is now recovering at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.
A Hinsdale police officer used an automatic external defibrillator (AED) Wednesday afternoon to resuscitate a person who was in cardiac arrest after a car accident on southbound Route 83 near 55th Street at approximately 2:22 p.m. Clarendon Hills Fire Department Chief Brian Leahy said Clarendon Hills firefighter paramedics arrived shortly after Hinsdale officer Tim Lennox's successful use of the AED device on the patient, who by the time paramedics arrived was breathing and had a pulse. READ: Officers Commended for Roles in 'Life Saving Event' Paramedics provide additional advanced life support care, Leahy said, before transporting the patient to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. There, the patient was treated by cardiologists and is now …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Clarendon Hills Fire Department Captain David Sobottke successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver on a choking person at a neighbor's recent party.
The Clarendon Hills Village Board honored Monday night a resident and firefighter who "most likely saved a life," according to his chief, when he rescued a choking person while attending a neighbor's party this summer. Clarendon Hills Fire Department Captain David Sobottke was presented a Certificate of Award by Chief Brian Leahy and the village's trustees for calmly and successfully performing the Heimlich maneuver on the party-goer around 7 p.m. June 16. The person needed no other medical assistance. "Captain Sobottke showed his dedication, skill and calmness during this extremely life-threatening situation and because of this, the patient is fine and should now live a normal life," Leahy said. While at the party, Sobottke saw the …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Donors can vote for their favorite fire and police departments among those of Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale, Oak Brook and Western Springs; the winning department gets a pizza party and bragging rights.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Donated house sees its final use as a fire training facility.
Last week's Viewfinder profiled a lesson for the public from the firefighters of the Hinsdale Fire Department. This week's profiles the lessons the firefighters learned a few days later. On Saturday, May 21, firefighters from Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Tri-State, Western Springs, Pleasantville and Oak Brook all underwent training at the same house that was used for a public demonstration Tuesday, May 17 to demonstrate the importance of indoor sprinklers. The house is located at 411 W. Glendale Ave. in Hinsdale and was demolished the day after the training evolutions took place. Check out the pictures above and read the captions for tips and information learned from the fire training.