BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — At approximately 10:23 a.m. one of Kern County Fire Department's Battalion Chiefs was leaving headquarters when he saw a group of bystanders performing CPR on the sidewalk.
He immediately pulled over and began assisting with CPR.
According to KCFD, bystanders witnessed the patient suddenly fall over while walking down Olive Drive and go into cardiac arrest. CPR was started immediately and quick actions by the Battalion Chief and an off duty KCFD Captain allowed for an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator to be placed on the patient early in the CPR process.
Shocks were delivered and a pulse was regained but the patient remained unconscious. When ambulance crews arrived on scene, they were able to deliver a shock with their equipment and the patient regained consciousness and was transported to a local hospital.