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Kudos For Co-Workers Who Helped Save a Life

Fairfax County Fire Rescue honors two employees of Reston's Resonate, who performed CPR to help save a co-worker.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personnel from Reston's Station 25 stopped by Resonate, a tech marketing firm at Plaza America, on Thursday to award two citizen lifesaving awards to Resonate employees.

Cynthia Shang and Neil Yalowitz performed CPR on company Chief Operating Officer  Andy Hunn on Aug. 14, when Hunn went into cardiac arrest at work.

FCPD Capt. Jeffery Tolle said the quick thinking of Shang and Yalowitz helped save Hunn's life.

"We see many tragedies and many wonderful things like this," said Tolle. "The odds of survival drops 10 percent for every minute CPR is not done. This man was given the best chance of a full recovery."

Hunn, 41, was then treated by paramedics and at a hospital. He has made a full recovery.

"I am forever grateful to both of them," Hunn says of his co-workers and the FCPD. 

 

 

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Connie Hartke March 08, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Great work!!
Jackie Brilliant March 08, 2013 at 02:24 PM
So proud of my heroic co-workers! Great job guys!
Melissa S. March 08, 2013 at 03:09 PM
I too am proud of my awesome Resonate co-workers! It was a super scary day here, but thank God we had the best possible outcome!
Merle Yalowitz March 13, 2013 at 05:23 PM
We want to congratulate Miss Shang and our son Neil for their quick thinking and courageous determination when Andy collapsed. Indeed they deserve all kudos and praise offered. Neil's Dad and I are very proud of him. Way to go, guys.

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