Local student administers CPR on his way to school

Press release from Alachua County Public Schools

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A student from PAM@Loften High administered CPR while on the way to school this morning.

Emilio Largaespada, a 10th-grader in the Academy of Fire & EMS, stopped to help a citizen in cardiac and respiratory arrest. Largaespada was using the app Pulse Point when he was notified of a 911 call nearby. The app provided directions, and Largaespada, who had been CPR certified by his teacher, did CPR for about 2 minutes until local fire and EMS units arrived.

  • Wonderful story of a young person making a difference…
    I hope the person who needed help survived. Regardless, we need more people who think and act like this young man in our community and world…

  • Everybody should know how to do this. It is not difficult (physically), but you need to not be scared to do jump-in and do it, if needed. I did it one time, but unfortunately the guy was too far gone. Chest compression alone (without mouth-to-mouth) is still effective in many cases.

  • Now compare him to the Alachua thugs mugging an old lady in other news… What could be the difference?

    • We should also compare him to those shooting up schools. What could be the difference?

  • What a wonderful young man, it will be good to know you’re there looking after us when you are a fireman/paramedic.

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