Impacting Lives

Every day, the men and women of Medic impact patients' lives. Below, Medic features former patients who are willing to share their stories of courage and survival. 

  • #thankyou

    #thankyou

    “I do understand that this is the everyday “job” of the Med¬ics and Fire & Rescue men and women, however, exempla¬ry performance in the eyes of someone like me should be praised upon. With that said, I hope that the gratitude and unwavering appreciation finds these fine folks of the Char¬lotte Fire & Rescue Response Teams”. - Marrissa …

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  • Welcome to Charlotte!

    Welcome to Charlotte!

    Mr. Devandry and his wife recently moved to North Carolina. The stresses of a move, new job and overall new environment are expected, so Mr. Devandry didn't worry about his heartburn.…

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  • A jog to remember...

    A jog to remember...

    On a spring early morning, Mr. Wylie was running with a group of friends when he suddenly collapsed. 911 was contacted and Medic Dispatcher Janine Curlee was able to determine that Mr. Wylie was in cardiac arrest. …

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  • Motorcycle Accident Survivor

    Motorcycle Accident Survivor

    Mr. Arnold was involved in a serious motorcycle accident.…

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  • A visit that he will never forget.

    A visit that he will never forget.

    Mr. Schultz went into severe respiratory distress while visiting Charlotte for business in November of 2014. A bystander called 911, Emergency Medical Dispatcher Thomas Slack took the call and gathered information while help was on its way. Charlotte Fire Department and Medic arrived shortly to the scene. Mr. Schultz is a survivor today due early to Advanced Life Support Intervention, excellent patient care and our strong partnership with our partner agencies.…

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  • Lasting impressions

    Lasting impressions

    Almost 7 years ago we responded to a traumatic injury call. …

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  • Serious car wreck

    Serious car wreck

    Ms. Thomas was involved in a motor vehicle accident on 485 in June of 2013. Several bystanders called 911 to report the accident and some stopped to render aid. Several emergency response vehicles were dispatched to rescue and provide medical assistance. Ms. Thomas was trapped in her vehicle and transport to a trauma center was a priority. …

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  • Many reasons why we faint.

    Many reasons why we faint.

    Mrs. Capps reached out to us to have the opportunity to meet the crew that helped her when she fainted while she was paying at register at the hair salon. Paramedic Tiffany Nash and EMT Michael Schmidt provided excellent patient care and transported Mrs. Capps to the hospital. Mrs. Capps life changed after that day. Mrs. Capps was eventually diagnosed with a brain aneurysm and was successfully treated.…

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  • Dangers of severe allergic reactions

    Dangers of severe allergic reactions

    Ms. Haynes suffered an anaphylaxis reaction (severe allergic reaction) while eating some food with peanuts given by a friend. Ms. Haynes is a alive today due to, highly trained 911 dispatchers, a quick response by the 911 system and excellent patient care.…

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  • At the Pines, man thanks the team that saved his life.

    At the Pines, man thanks the team that saved his life.

    Medic celebrated another great patient reunion.…

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  • Cardiac Arrest at Airport

    Cardiac Arrest at Airport

    Dean Reynolds went into cardiac arrest while standing at the ticket counter at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on February 21st. Bystanders contacted 911 and the CMPD officers in the area saw Dean Reynolds lying on the ground and began assessing Dean Reynolds. Paramedics stationed at the airport arrived shortly to continue care . Dean Reynolds is a survivor today due to timely CPR, early Advanced Life Support Intervention, and excellent patient care.…

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  • Mark Pacella

    Mark Pacella

    Medic celebrated another great patient on August 18th, 2014. Mr. Pacella went into cardiac arrest while playing tennis at Freedom Park on July 16th... …

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  • Just our walking the dog.

    Just our walking the dog.

    Mr. Freligh went into cardiac arrest while walking his dog in his Charlotte neighborhood on April 6th. These two ladies in the area saw Mr. Freligh lying on the ground, called 911, and were given instructions on how to perform CPR. Charlotte Fire Department and Medic arrived shortly to the scene. Mr. Freligh is a survivor today due to effective bystander CPR, early Advanced Life Support Intervention, and excellent patient care…

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  • Great Bystander CPR Story

    Great Bystander CPR Story

    Jeremy Kuhn went into cardiac arrest while at his parents home in October of 2013. Jeremy's sister, Caitlin contacted 911 and was given instructions to do CPR. Charlotte Fire Department and Medic arrived shortly to take over care. Due to bystander CPR, early Advanced Life Support Intervention and excellent patient care Mr. Kuhn is here with us today.…

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  • Motorcycle accident survivor comes to Medic to say

    Motorcycle accident survivor comes to Medic to say "Thank you"

    Motorcycle accident survivor comes to Medic to say "Thank you" …

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  • Howard Johnson

    Howard Johnson

    On August 22nd, 2013 Paramedics Nina Bost and Elijah Gamble arrived at the Johnson home to find Mr. Johnson conscious and alert, but with an accelerated heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute.…

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  • Tom Pagels

    Tom Pagels

    Tom Pagels went into cardiac arrest while driving on Sharon Road West. His vehicle hit a utility pole and came to a stop.…

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  • Captain Norman Goode

    Captain Norman Goode

    Captain Norman Goode suffered a cardiac arrest and crashed into a utility pole on Beatties Ford Road while on his way to work. Witnesses ran less than a block away to Charlotte Fire Station 18 for help…

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  • Stephanie Duffey

    Stephanie Duffey

    Stephanie Duffey gave birth at her home in August 2012, and because of complications from labor had to call 911 for help.…

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  • Bob Seitz

    Bob Seitz

    Medic had the privilege to welcome a former cardiac arrest patient who wanted to thank the crew who saved his life. On Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 a crowd of Medic employees gathered in the Medic Auditorium to hear about the Agency’s recent success with cardiac arrest saves. …

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  • Mark Tarbox

    Mark Tarbox

    Medic recently celebrated another awesome cardiac save on Friday, September 14th, 2012 with a a patient reunion at Reedy Creek Park in Charlotte.…

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  • James Klutz

    James Klutz

    On August 7th, 2012 Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Deputy James Klutz met the Medic crew who helped save his life. The deputy was off duty and mowing his lawn when he was stung by multiple yellow jackets on July 12th, 2012. He started to have a life-threatening allergic reaction and lost consciousness.…

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  • Chuck Sawicki

    Chuck Sawicki

    Cardiac arrest survivor Chuck Sawicki wanted to personally thank Paramedic Crew Chief John Fisher and EMT-B Shelley McAbee for saving his life. On May 17th, 2012 family members arranged a surprise reunion between Mr. Sawicki, the responding firefighters and Medic crew members, Fisher and McAbee.…

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  • Helen Servicky

    Helen Servicky

    On April 23rd, 2012 survivor Helen Servicky was reunited with Paramedics Adam Bolinger, Gene Starnes and Telecommunicator Kim Phillips as part of a patient reunion.…

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  • Tom McCann

    Tom McCann

    On February 6th, 2012, cardiac arrest survivor Tom McCann was reunited with Paramedic Crew Chief John Fisher and Driver’s Education Instructor John Potts. Mr. McCann suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed while speaking with his daughter’s driver’s education instructor outside Providence High School in August 2010. …

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  • James McLaurin

    James McLaurin

    On February 7th, 2012 survivor James McLaurin was reunited with Paramedic Kim Marlowe and EMT Renee Canup. Mr. McLaurin collapsed from a cardiac arrest in August 2010 while mowing his lawn. He managed to crawl into his home where his wife found him. …

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  • Eric Vogen

    Eric Vogen

    On Father's Day 2007, 41 year old Eric Vogen left his sleeping wife and child to compete in a triathlon. Only yards from the finish line, his heart stopped.…

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  • Juddson Rupp

    Juddson Rupp

    A former college football player, Judd Rupp's morning workout at the YMCA was nearly his last.…

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