As Windsor prepares to declare October "Fire Safety Month," and recognize all full-time and volunteer personnel who risk their lives for the benefit of neighbors, the town council will honor a handful of local heroes.
In its town council meeting on October 1, the town council plans to honor dispatcher Paul Blake, police officers Thomas Messina and Erin Alkazin, paramedic John Spencer, and EMTs Brandon Moauro, Kendrick Morrill and Demetrius Bentley for their efforts, which saved the life of a Windsor woman on August 25.
According to officials, the unidentified woman was the recipient of an emergency call.
Officials say the woman was reported to be non-responsive and foaming from the mouth. Dispatcher Blake was able to confirm that the woman was non breathing, and dispatched the appropriate personnel.
With both police officers arriving within four minutes and emergency personnel administering an automatic external defibrillator and cpr within the ambulance, the woman began to breathe once more, and ultimately survived.