Shortly before midnight on January 9, Everett 911 received a report of a 15-day-old child with difficulty breathing. Everett Police and Fire responded two minutes later, finding the infant with shallow respirations and a faint pulse. After putting the child in the ambulance, Cataldo paramedics and EMTs recognized that the infant’s condition was continuing to decline, and they immediately took measures to save the boy’s life.
The paramedics and EMTs together with the staff at CHA Everett Hospital were able to save the boy. Once stabilized, the baby was transferred to Boston Children’s Hospital.
“I’d like to recognize the outstanding work of Everett Firefighters Paul Covelle and Ian Tweedale, Everett Police Department members Sgt. Cristiano, Officer Wall, and Officer Flores as well as Cataldo Paramedics and EMTs Todd Hodgkiss, Adam Riley, Devin Morrison, and Rob Czujuk,” said Mayor Carlo DeMaria. “While incidents similar to this happen frequently, our first responders consistently deliver professionalism, excellent care and outstanding service.”