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Roseville, Calif.- Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center praised the life-saving work of paramedics at five Placer County agencies during EMS Week (May 18-24).

Individual responders were awarded a plaque, and their EMS agency also received a plaque, in recognition of specific calls for emergency service that the paramedics responded to in the past year.

The plaques were awarded by Joseph Morris, MD, a Kaiser Permanente emergency department physician who was a paramedic for several years before going to medical school.

Roseville Fire Dept

Firefighter-Paradmedic Eric Suarez, Engineer-Paramedic Sheridan Irwin, and Capt. James Pepin were recognized for resuscitating a man in his 50s who suffered a cardiac arrest.

Rocklin Fire Dept

Firefighter-Paramedic Chris Wade was honored for resucitating and returning the pulses of a man in his 60s who suffered a cardiac arrest.

South Placer Fire District

Firefighter-Parramedic Cody Forrest and Firefighter-Paramedic Jonathan Crull were cited for providing excellent care to a man in his 60s who suffered a cardiac arrest.

American Medical Response Rocklin

Paramedic Jeffrey O’Connell and Emergency Medical Technician Arthur Bennett were recognized for helping a man in his 80s stay alive after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Lincoln Fire Dept

The entire department was acknowledged for the many patients who were saved during 2013 by personnel who provide Basic Life Support