The San Francisco Fire Department will be honoring firefighters, paramedics and two citizens who saved the life of a former CPR instructor by performing CPR on him, according to a spokeswoman for the fire department.
On June 17, Ken Pratt, a former CPR instructor and PG&E program manager, collapsed during a gun violence prevention program, San Francisco Fire Department Mindy Talmadge said.
Bystanders quickly called 911 and began administering CPR.
When paramedics arrived, they determined that Pratt was having a heart attack and began administering cardiac shock treatment and advanced life support.
He was then taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for further treatment.
He has since made a full recovery, Talmadge said.
Pratt is an active member of the Gun Violence Prevention Program and a Special Olympics coach.
After witnessing Pratt’s resuscitation, members of the program expressed an interest in learning CPR, Talmadge said. Pratt has agreed to assist in their instruction.
A ceremony to honor the paramedics, fire crews and citizens who saved Pratt will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fellowship Manor Senior Residence at 1201 Golden Gate Ave.