City of Zachary Public Works Director Applies CPR Training Skills During Life Saving Incident
Posted by zachary on September 26, 2017
Public Works Director, Chris Davezac says instinct took over the day he used CPR on a contractor working at Americana Development. Davezac attributes his on the job CPR training to saving the life of Roy Forman, who has worked for F.G. Sullivan Construction Company since 1968. When asked the details of the first aide administered to Mr. Forman, Chris became very emotional and said that he was so glad that he was there to render assistance and would like to encourage all of his fellow workers to complete CPR training. As he learned in CPR training, Davezac performed the chest compressions and blew air into the lungs of Mr. Forman on two separate occasions after calling 911 while waiting the arrival of the Zachary Fire Department and EMS.
Two weeks later, Davezac and Safety Officer Bob Whitaker visited Americana to check on Mr. Forman, where they found he had returned to work and was feeling well. Mr. Forman graciously thanked Chris for his life-saving efforts and his fast thinking actions while on the job. “I don’t think I did that much, I was there and someone was in trouble, and I would hope they would do the same for me,” says Chris Davezac. Mayor Amrhein applauded the actions of Public Works Director Chris Davezac and said, “You will never know when you’ll need to save a life, this first aid incident proves that CPR training can save lives.”