The Spokane Fire Department said a woman with no medical experience helped save her roommate after receiving CPR guidance from a communications specialist over the phone early Saturday morning.
SFD Chief Brian Schaeffer posted on Facebook Sunday morning to retell the experience.
Schaeffer said the department got a phone call from a woman who found her roommate not breathing on the floor of their living room. She called SFD and crews were dispatched to the scene. While on the phone, the communications specialist gave the woman instruction on how to start hands-only CPR.
“I am sending paramedics to help you now. Stay on the line and I will tell you what do next,” said a dispatcher. For the next six minutes a communication specialist gave her quick instructions on how to start CPR.