Washington DC - Building engineer Frank Kampmann was working outside his building, and the next he knew, he was a patient at George Washington Hospital. On January 4th, Kampmann was found by a co worker, unconscious at the loading dock, apparently experiencing cardiac arrest. DC EMS arrived on the scene shortly there after and worked on Kampmann, who at tis time showed no sign of life. With no pulse, Kampmann was clinically dead, but EMS kept working.
Today, Kampmann got the chance to say thank you to the EMS team who saved his life. He and his wife presented seven "Save a Life" coins to the seven member team and referred to them as his heroes. The "Save A Life" coin is an initiative by Washington DC government, to encourage and bring awareness to the need of citizens leaning some form of CPR. A coin is presented anytime a person without a pulse is revived.
Kampmann says, "I've been given a second crack at life, and I am not going to blow it." He also thank Paul Crooks, the co worker who found him unconscious and initiated CPR before EMS arrived. Crooks says, everything aligned right for Kampmann that day and he is glad that he had a small part to play in helping his friend.