Madison, NJ – November 22, 2021 – On Friday, November 19, 2021 at 12:36 pm, Madison Police Department, Fire Department, and Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps (MVAC) were dispatched to a Prospect Street residence for a report of an unconscious 62-year-old female. Upon arrival, Madison Police Patrolman Matthew Mirabella, Madison Firefighters Brian Castano and Lt. Kyle Wickman, and MVAC members Jack Luts and Jim Wynn found the unconscious patient laying on the first floor of her residence. Madison Public Safety personnel met with family members who witnessed the cardiac arrest and telephoned 9-1-1. Personnel immediately began performing CPR and applied the automated external defibrillator. Atlantic Health Paramedics arrived on scene to join in the lifesaving efforts. After performing lifesaving measures at the residence, the patient began to breathe on her own and was ultimately transported to Morristown Medical Center where she is recovering.
“I am very proud of all of our highly trained Madison first responders who worked together as a team to ultimately save this resident,” said Acting Chief of Police John R. Miscia. Echoing the remarks of Miscia, Madison Fire Department Chief Louie DeRosa stated, “A quick response and great teamwork made for a successful save.”