10/20/2022 – Lieutenant Dan Dube was recognized for his life-saving efforts this summer at the Wednesday night Borough Council meeting. Lt. Dube, who also works full-time with the Hawthorne Department of Public Works, was attending a seminar when a man there collapsed due to a medical emergency on August 9. Mayor John Lane said that Duby and two other EMTs attending sprung into action as 9-1-1 was called.
The classroom had no automated external defibrillator (AED) used to shock a patient suffering from cardiac arrest. Mayor Lane said that Duby performed CPR on the individual for half an hour while other from the class looked for an AED among neighboring businesses. The police arrived and brought an AED, delivering several shocks to the patient who reportedly came in and out of consciousness during this time. When an ambulance arrived, the patient was taken away to a hospital.
“The gentleman is alive today because of the life-saving efforts by Dan Dube,” Mayor Lane said, reading a proclamation of recognition. “You are exceptional. I have a CPR Save and a Merit Ribbon for your badge. Congratulations.”
The Hawthorne Fire Department also recognized the life-saving efforts of Firefighter Carley Tamburro. Tamburro, the department said, was working at her full-time job as an EMT and dropped off a patient to a hospital. A vehicle pulled up to the emergency room and signaled for Tamburro’s immediate help. She responded to the plea and delivered CPR on the patient until the arrival of the hospital staff, who then transported the patient inside.
“Congratulations and job well done to both members who acted without hesitation to put their training to use to save someone’s life,” the Fire Department said. Members of the Fire Department renew their CPR certification every two years.