May 31, 2018

13 YEARS OLD KIDS SAVE THE LIFE OF A PASSENGER IN THE BUS, WHILE COMING BACK FROM A FIRST AID COMPETITION

A passenger in a city bus, who got sick this afternoon, received first aid from 13 years old kids who saved him from stifling while waiting for the emergency ambulance to come. This incident had occurred around 15.30 in the bus number 57 of JSP Skopje, on the boulevard Kliment Ohridski near the building of the former NPA “Nova Makedonija” on the route to Kapishtec. Two boys and a girl, from the seventh grade of primary school “Koco Racin” in Skopje, returning from a first-aid competition at the Red Cross, noted that one of the passengers who were sitting near them was not feeling well and that he was shaking.

“We immediately told the driver to stop the bus and the other two passengers helped him get off the bus. But the man as soon as he got out fell immediately to the ground and began to tremble much harder. We went out to help him, and the other passengers called the emergency ambulance”, said the 13-year-old Vedran Laurencic.

His friend Petar Todorovski says that they turned the man to one side of his body so he does not to swallow his tongue, and opened his airways just the way they had learned in first aid classes.

After the ambulance left and the other passengers started to congratulate them with “bravo children”, they realized that they had applied in real life all the lessons that they had learned during the practices for first aid, says Mila Kocevska.

“The man trembled for about three or four minutes, and then calmed down. We did not immediately notice that he had injured his head when he had fallen, but as soon as we saw that blood was flowing from his head, we placed a bandage from the first aid box, which we received today at the Red Cross, where we won the second place in the first aid competition. In those moments, he still could not speak. Then the ambulance came and took the man”, says Peter.   

Their friend Mila Kocevska says that they were asked to give their contact numbers to the ambulance in case they needed information about what happened and that after the ambulance left and the other passengers started to congratulate them with “bravo children”, they realized that they had applied in real life all the lessons that they had learned during the practices for first aid

The Emergency Medical Service confirmed that around 15.33 today they had received a call that a man had gotten sick and had fallen near the European University.

“Our team intervened as soon as possible. The man was disoriented, but contactable. The children correctly provided him with first aid, though his condition was serious and the patient was immediately transferred to the clinics in Skopje”, said Milica Bubalo, head of the Emergency Medical Service.

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