cpr

Moorhead Officer Given Lifesaving Award

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead Police Officer is honored for helping save a woman’s life. On July 8th, Officer Brett Kvam was first to arrive on scene for a female in cardiac arrest in her apartment. He quickly moved her to the floor and started CPR. As other first responders arrived, she regained her pulse. Kvam was given the Moorhead…

YMCA celebrates Water Safety Day with free training for kids

Other area pools also participated in the community wide initiative to help increase water safety awareness.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — One way to cool off and have some fun in the sun is to enjoy some time at the pool. “It’s all about kids having fun in the pool and learning about safety rules and how to be safe around the water,” YMCA Fercho Lifeguard & Safety Coordinator Maxwell Ommen said. Lifeguard Maxwell Ommen says no…

F-M Ambulance recognizes mother who preformed life-saving CPR on daughter

Pam Kriesel-Koll jumped into action after her daughter, Sarah Brosz, suffered a sudden heart attack. She preformed CPR with the help from 99 dispatchers.

FARGO, N.D. — Pam Kriesel-Koll and her daughter, Sarah Brosz, were enjoying a summer day in August. They had just finished a walk around their neighborhood when the unexpected happened. “I thought she was teasing me and then I looked at her and she was just non-responsive,” Kriesel-Koll said. Despite never having any underlying symptoms, Sarah suffered a sudden heart…

F-M Ambulance honors two heroes for life-saving CPR

Tim Larson and Amanda Dollinger preformed CPR on Jason Pierson after he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while shopping in a Fargo Cash Wise.

FARGO, N.D. — May 30th started as just a normal day for Jason Pierson that included a stop by Cash Wise. “Apparently I came here to buy lottery tickets,” said Pierson. After that, I don’t remember. I passed out and I guess that was it. I don’t remember until I woke up in the hospital four days later.” Pierson had…

First Responders Teach People How To Save A Life In Minutes

The event is celebrating its sixth year

FARGO, N.D.- Local emergency responders invite anyone in the community to come in for a quick lesson on how to prevent a heart attack, as well as what to do in case it happens. They have about 20 mannequins ready to teach individuals or big groups. Organizers say it’s important to learn CPR because you never know if it might…

UPDATE: Unconscious Man on I-29 Dies at Hospital

The driver was taken to a hospital in Grand Forks for medical evaluation.

UPDATE: The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the driver of the Ford, identified as 51-year-old Erick Magnusen of East Bethel, died at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Additional NDHP troopers, Grand Forks Sheriff’s Officers and the Thompson Fire Department arrived at the scene to assist with medical treatment.   GRAND FORKS, N.D.–A North Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper performed CPR on…

One Man Dead After Alleged Assault in Fosston

Police arrested 29-year-old Nicholas Hauge, of Fergus Falls

FOSSTON, Minn. — A Fergus Falls man is arrested after another man was found not breathing along a curb in Fosston, Minnesota. The reported assault happened on 8th Street Northwest at the intersection of North Mark Avenue around 3:45 this morning. 29-year-old Nicholas Hauge was arrested and taken to the North West Regional Correctional Center. Deputies started CPR but the…

Woman Pulled From Lake At Woodland Resort Dies

An autopsy will be done

WALKER, MN —┬áThere has been an apparent drowning at a popular resort near Walker, Minnesota. A woman was found unresponsive near a dock in Leech Lake at Woodland Resort on Monday afternoon. People at the scene began CPR until first responders arrived, but the woman was pronounced dead at the resort. She has not yet been identified. An autopsy will…

35-Year-Old Cardiac Arrest Survivor Shares Story at “Her Story at 11:11”

All of the attendance fees went directly to the American Heart Association

FARGO–“Her Story at 11:11” gives one woman a month the chance to tell her own unique story. “When I think about getting out and talking about this, CPR, it saved my life,” Cardiac arrest survivor Kadie Stoltz said. Kadie Stoltz’s story is a heroic one. She’s a mother, wife, and now a survivor. “The Sunday after Thanksgiving, I was home…