(Sept. 23, 2021) Alana Macey didn’t realize when she clocked in to tend bar at Cisco Brewers Saturday afternoon she’d be saving a life. That’s usually reserved for her day job, as a firefighter and EMT with the Nantucket Fire Department.
But when Macey heard a patron fall down unconscious, she quickly came out from behind the bar, cleared his airway so he could breathe and stabilized his condition before an ambulance could safely take him to the hospital.
“I’m proud of what happened, but this is my job. My job is to recognize when someone is medically unstable,” she said. “All of us (firefighters) do it on a daily basis, I don’t think I deserve any special recognition.”
Macey said when she got to the unconscious man, the biggest challenge was dealing with the crowd that had gathered around him. But she could tell right away, based on how pale his face was, a frightening mix of white and blue, that he was in bad shape.
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