Survivors Meet Emergency Responders Who Saved Them

A remarkable 46 people survived a life threatening incident in Windsor-Essex in the past year thanks to emergency responders.

Fourteen of them were honoured at the seventh Survivor Day held by Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts.

Dr. Paul Bradford is the head of emergency medicine at Windsor Regional Hospital.

"I think it's important to recognize the work of our entire EMS system," he says. "Looking at the work of our dispatchers, our work with community based training, CPR, and also the use of public access to Automated External Defibrillators in the community"

Paramedic Nicole Awram brought a woman back to life who had been shocked by 2000 volts.

"It was an intense call being an electrocution, sometimes those are more high trauma kind of calls and it was incredible get her back and see her five days later doing well," she says.

Richard Tyczkowski was called the miracle man because he has survived multiple heart attacks.

"Even my family doctor told me that according to the readings that she received she was amazed I survived, so I guess my prognosis was not good," says Tyczkowski.

He says he can't remember any of the time around when he suffered the latest heart attack.