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Rainbow Lakes hero given award as CPR saved man’s life

Rainbow Lakes resident John Mikorski immediately performed CPR before paramedics arrived

PARSIPPANY — On Saturday, May 4, 2019, Par-Troy Emergency Medical Services  and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police units were dispatched to the area of 886 Tabor Road for an unconscious person. While enroute the emergency personnel were that bystander was performing CPR.

Par-Troy Emergency Medical Services Unit 1 arrived within two minutes of the dispatch, and immediately administered a defibrillation and continued CPR. St. Clare’s Paramedics arrived minutes later. By the time they departed for Morristown Hospital, the patient was conscious and talking.

The patient, John Starger, made a full recovery because of the efforts of the civilians and emergency responders.

The chain of survival, as deemed by the American Heart Association, starts with bystander CPR, activation of the 911 system, early EMS intervention, and transport to the appropriate facility.

Rainbow Lakes resident John Mikorski was the first person on the scene. John was traveling down Tabor Road, and saw the patient lying in the front yard of number 886 Tabor Road. John immediately stopped, and began CPR.

Morris County Business Administrator John Bonanni also stopped to help, and immediately called 911.

At the Parsippany-Troy Hills Council Meeting of Tuesday, August 20, Par-Troy Emergency Medical Services Chief Dean Snook and Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Michael Soriano presented all the life-savers with “Certificates of Appreciation.”

Also receiving Certificates of Appreciation were Morris County Business Administrator John Bonanni; Kim Conklin (off duty Nurse, also stopped and assisted Mr. Mikorski with CPR); Par-Troy Supervisor EMT Brandon Nothstine; St. Clare’s Paramedics and Paramedic John Miller; and Mobile Intensive Care Nurse Elizabeth McDowell. (not pictured)

 

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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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