Two Perth County paramedics are being recognized for saving the life of one of their own.
Earlier this fall, Samer Sayegh and Randy Bonsma were called out in the early morning about a heart attack and when they arrived at the scene they realized the victim was Mike Grosz, a commander with the paramedic service.
The two assessed Grosz and determined he was having a significant heart attack when he went into cardiac arrest.
Sayegh and Bonsma prepared Grosz to be transported to the hospital where he was treated and he is now recovering at home with both of the paramedics now being awarded a letter of commendation from Perth County Warden Jim Aitcheson.
Perth Chief of Perth County Paramedics Mike Adair says the honors are well deserved.
“Life is precious and we’re really proud of the work our paramedics do every day and I think this was just an example of taking a pause and celebrating something that had a good outcome.”
The two were presented their letters at a Perth County Council meeting on Thursday.