Canvey Island house fire sees firefighters to perform CPR on woman …

A woman needed CPR after firefighters rescued her following a house fire on Sunday morning (November 12). Neighbours and a passer-by alerted firefighters shortly before 5.30am after noticing smoke and the smell of burning at the address on Craven Avenue, Canvey Island.

Firefighters rushed to the scene where the property was already heavily smoke logged. The woman was found of the other side of the door.

The blaze was confirmed to be extinguished by 6.20am. Firefighters performed CPR until paramedics arrived at the scene. An investigation has started to look into the cause and circumstances of the fire.

Station Manager Russ Freeman said: "Canvey Island's crew were the first on scene and were immediately faced with a very difficult situation; a developing fire and a casualty. They did an incredible job of rescuing the casualty and bringing her outside to perform CPR until the paramedics arrived.

"It's important to understand that when someone needs CPR the quality of the initial trauma care is most critical - our firefighters did an outstanding job under very difficult circumstances. They were then able to pass the care of the casualty over to paramedics who took her to hospital for further care."


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