On Saturday, August 6, 2016, at 2:30 PM, Fountain Valley Police Officers responded to the 11000 block of Slater Ave regarding a baby not breathing call. The first Police Officer arrived on scene within one minute of the call for service. The first Officer entered the residence and was confronted with an unresponsive four-month-old baby being held by the parents. The Officer immediately began CPR on the infant and made an instantaneous decision to use the second arriving Police Officer to transport to a nearby hospital emergency room. While continuing CPR in the back of the police vehicle, the Officers made an emergency response to the hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital medical personnel were able to revive the infant.
Hospital personnel stated that the rapid response, quick decisions, and life-saving actions of the Police Officers were contributing factors that likely saved the infant’s life.
FVPD Incident 16-32574