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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, March 29, 2002

Revived heart victim will visit his rescuers

Advertiser Staff

A 58-year-old Mililani man who was revived by Honolulu firefighters last month after suffering heart trouble will get to meet his rescuers today.

On Feb. 24, firefighters from the Mililani Mauka Fire Station's third platoon responded to a medical emergency at a Mililani Mauka residence.

Firefighters found Bobby Doer, who had previously complained of chest pains, unconscious. The firefighters assessed Doer and proceeded to apply an automatic external defibrillator (AED) in an attempt to reestablish his heart rhythm.

After a series of electric shocks, delivered by the AED, Doer's heart rhythm returned. He was stabilized and taken by ambulance to Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center.

Doer will meet his rescuers today at 2 p.m. at the Mililani Mauka Fire Station, 95-1990 Meheula Parkway.

Since fire trucks were equipped with AEDs in 1997, the Honolulu Fire Department has saved the lives of more than 40 cardiac arrest victims, the fire department said.