A ‘HEROIC’ Rugby town centre ranger has been praised for saving a man’s life.
The man, Wayne Miller, suffered a pacemaker malfunction in Bank Street last month.
Rugby First Ranger Dean was first on the scene to administer CPR until an ambulance arrived.
Wayne said: “I’m so grateful for Dean’s assistance as the situation could have ended very differently had he not been so skilled.
“He genuinely saved my life, and I would like to thank him and the ambulance service who subsequently arrived on site for everything they did.”
Dean was alerted to the incident by Steve Hirschfield, the manager of The Bank pub, via the Shop Net radio – a Rugby First scheme available to all businesses in the town centre as part of the Business Improvement District levy that they pay.
Steve said: “Dean’s response to our call via the Shop Net radio was fantastic. He was there within minutes and was able to administer first aid treatment to the patient as well as provide reassurance to those around. He was professional, caring and calm.”
Rugby First Operations Director Jo Kemp said: “This was a real team effort involving The Bank pub, Rugby First and the ambulance service who also assisted with the incident. It quite clearly highlights the importance of the Shop Net radio and a coordinated professional approach.
“All the Rugby First Rangers are Level 3 first aid trained. On average they deal with 550 incidents a year and in this case the training has meant that a man’s life has been saved and I am extremely proud of all those involved.”
Visit www.rugbyfirst.org or call 01788 569436 for more information on Rugby First and its Rangers.