Have you ever asked yourself, “Can I save someone’s life in an emergency?” On Friday, March 10th, the employees of the Olathe Ford Body Shop had to answer that question.
When Don Nordlund, an Estimator in the body shop, collapsed, it was the quick response of Technician David Tharp and Estimator Vince Smith who started the measures to save Don’s life. Yelling, they caught the attention of Lisa Tingley and she promptly called 911 and began CPR. While Lisa Tingley and Mark Hardman continued chest compressions, all of the staff helped to get cars moved and a path clear so that when the emergency team arrived, they would have a fast track to Don. “It seems like forever when you are doing CPR to keep someone alive, I have no concept of how long it was but it felt like forever,” said Lisa Tingley. Shortly after the initial call to 911, an Olathe Police Officer arrived with a portable defibrillator and took over care with the EMTs close on his heels.
Don survived due to the quick response and the courage of the employees of Olathe Ford’s Body Shop who decided, “Yes, we will save his life!” and to take action.