(Cook Islands) Puaikura volunteer fire brigade member Trish Barton was at home in the middle of the night earlier this year, when she heard a crash – right outside her house.
It was a motorcyclist who had come off his bike. She sent an alert through her Active911 app, and three other first responders came to her assistance within minutes.
They performed CPR on this patient until the ambulance arrived. Sadly the outcome for this patient was not favourable – but another motorcyclist was luckier at the weekend.
Puaikura firefighters were on their way to training on Saturday morning and were able to treat the critically injured young man, until the ambulance arrived.