A Penhold woman will be among 23 remarkable Albertans to be honored by St. John Ambulance “for taking extraordinary steps to save a life.”
Jaquelyn Macleod is one of the lifesavers recognized at a ceremony on Saturday for her incisive actions. She’s being honoured along with colleagues, Karen Dypolt and Richard Tustain.
On Jan. 18, 2016 while working in Calgary, Macleod was speaking to a co-worker when she noticed he was having trouble breathing and becoming pale. She immediately called for help additional.
Macleod was already taking the man’s pulse when Dypolt arrived on the scene. Realizing the urgency of the situation, Dypolt called 911. Another co-worker, Richard Tustain, also arrived to assist.
Suddenly, the sick co-worker lost consciousness and stopped breathing.
Quickly moving him to the floor, the team initiated CPR and continued their life-saving intervention until the casualty began to breathe again and regained a pulse.
The co-worker’s condition was monitored until the arrival of emergency paramedics.
Macleod, Dypolt, and Tustain are being commended for their quick actions, teamwork, and knowledge and use of first aid in helping to save a life.
Alberta Lieut. Governor Lois Mitchell is expected to present the awards at Government House in Edmonton.
St. John Ambulance is a non-profit that advocates for safety and provides first-aid training.