Cape Town city emergency services save two-week-old baby
Photo Cred: City of Cape Town

Our emergency services exist to ensure the safety and well-being of all our residents, and it is heart-warming to know that the community can turn to our services when in need.

 

Western Cape, South Africa (13 October 2020) – The City of Cape Town’s Fire & Rescue Service personnel stationed at Belhar sprang into action and saved the life of a two-week-old baby.

The baby was brought to the Belhar Fire Station by family members on Friday 9 October 2020 at about 15:27.

“The little boy was unresponsive and not breathing. Our staff immediately provided medical assistance, started cardiopulmonary resuscitation and managed to get him breathing again,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.

The baby was then transported to Tygerberg Hospital via ambulance.

“This was a team effort from our crew and ambulance staff. Our emergency services exist to ensure the safety and well-being of all our residents, and it is heart-warming to know that the community can turn to our services when in need.”

“At the same time, I would like to commend all our Fire & Rescue Service personnel for their dedication and diligence towards our residents of all ages,” added Alderman Smith.


Sources: City of Cape Town 
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