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Frontenac County man makes cardiac arrest save through Neighbours Saving Neighbours – Kingston [Video]

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A Frontenac County man is being recognized for his fast actions that officials say saved a neighbour’s life.

Mark Sherwin is a volunteer responder with Neighbours Saving Neighbours (NSN), a program spearheaded by Queen’s University in partnership with Frontenac Paramedics designed to crowdsource first-response aid to help people having an emergency.

In February, Sherwin jumped into action after a mobile app alerted him to a possible cardiac arrest nearby, grabbing his NSN automated external defibrillator (AED) and using it to effect the program’s first cardiac arrest save.

Sherwin was awarded a Frontenac Paramedics Chief’s Commendation for his work at the Frontenac County Council meeting Wednesday.

“It was four minutes from the time I got the notification to pads-on-chest,” Sherwin said in a release from Frontenac Paramedics.

“This was the sixth time I was activated but the first time I applied an AED as an NSN responder.”

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