LBFD rescues two men


Long Beach firefighters rushed to the aid of a man who suffered from a severe gash on his wrist from a construction side incident on Dec. 1 at around 11 a.m., according to the department’s Facebook page.

Long Beach Fire Department Assistant Chief Jake Jacobi was flagged down outside of the West End firehouse, located at 1039 W. Park Ave., and requested help from firefighter and EMT Kevin Bernstein and probationary firefighter Owen Waters. They evaluated the man, who was unidentified, and placed a tourniquet around the man’s forearms to stop the bleeding.

The gash measured about 3 inches, according to the post, and severed his artery, which caused significant blood loss. He was transported to South Nassau Communities Hospital in stable condition.

Additionally, paramedics Frances Rivera and Nick Petroski rushed to the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and East Park Avenue on Nov. 30 at around 8:30 a.m. after being alerted to a man suffering from cardiac arrest in the driver seat of his car, according to the fire department’s Facebook page.

Both paramedics immediately performed CPR and firefighters arrived on scene to assist with life support. The man, who was unidentified, was rushed to an ambulance, received a shock from a defibrillator and was revived. He was transported to South Nassau Communities Hospital’s emergency department in Long Beach in critical condition.