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Pharr EMS & City Emergency Response Personnel Recognized

Life-Saving Treatment & Response

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Coinciding with "National Stop the Bleed Month" this recognition shines a spotlight on the importance of taking quick action to apply pressure to a wound. Mr. Rodriguez, who was at work cutting branches off a tree, was injured when his chainsaw slipped and injured his arm. Courtesy Image
Coinciding with “National Stop the Bleed Month” this recognition shines a spotlight on the importance of taking quick action to apply pressure to a wound. Mr. Rodriguez, who was at work cutting branches off a tree, was injured when his chainsaw slipped and injured his arm. Courtesy Image
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The Pharr City Commission and Pharr EMS Chief Danny Ramirez recognized personnel from Pharr EMS, Police Department, Fire Department, Public Safety Communications, Trauma Regional Advisory Council (TRAC V), and the care team at McAllen Medical Center team who were recently involved in a life-saving incident, helping to save a Pharr citizen’s life during a work injury. 

Coinciding with “National Stop the Bleed Month” this recognition shines a spotlight on the importance of taking quick action to apply pressure to a wound. Mr. Rodriguez, who was at work cutting branches off a tree, was injured when his chainsaw slipped and injured his arm. 

Thanks to his quick action in calling 9-1-1, he was quickly treated with a tourniquet and rushed to the hospital, where his arm was treated and saved. “It’s important to recognize the critical role everyone on our team plays during these types of incidents because it does take a team, and as you can see here when we work together to act quickly, we save lives,” said Chief Ramirez. “This demonstrates how the system works, it’s not only one person like everyone thinks it is; it goes from the people in the field to the cops, to the medics, and the hospital, but most importantly, it demonstrates that teamwork really works to save somebody’s life,” added Dr. Carlos Palacios, Trauma Surgeon with McAllen Medical Center. 

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Mr. Rodriguez and his family thanked all the individuals who acted quickly to save his life. “I am thankful to be here today, and I am thankful for the life-saving care I received,” said Rodriguez. Chief Ramirez presented the entire care team who responded to the incident with a plaque in appreciation of their outstanding service and care to the patient which ultimately saved his life. 

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