The City of Cape Town’s Fire & Rescue Service personnel stationed at Belhar sprang into action and saved the life of a two-week-old infant last week.
“The baby was brought to the Belhar Fire Station by family members on Friday, October 9 at about 3.27pm. The little boy was unresponsive and not breathing. Our staff immediately provided medical assistance, started cardio pulmonary resuscitation and managed to get him breathing again,” said the City’s MayCo Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith.
The baby was then transported to Tygerberg Hospital via ambulance.
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“This was a team effort from our crew and ambulance staff. Our emergency services exist to ensure the safety and well-being of all our residents and it is heart-warming to know that the community can turn to our services when in need. At the same time, I would like to commend all our Fire & Rescue Service personnel for their dedication and diligence towards our residents of all ages,” added Smith.
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