Pictured in the photo: Chief Horvath, FF/CEP Summerfield, FF/EMT Tapia, LifeNet 6 Paramedic Jason Nicolls, and TFD Board Chair Mike Connelly.
On October 31st, 2018, Tubac Fire District presented FF/CEP Laura Summerfield and FF/EMT Esai Tapia with Certificates of Excellence for their life-saving actions on September 11, 2018. The patient was a walk-in to Station 3, requesting a blood pressure check. After a brief conversation, the firefighters suspected there was something more serious happening with the patient. They immediately performed Advanced Life Support, and coordinated an air transport with LifeNet 6, currently in quarters at Station 3. The patient was flown to St. Mary’s in Tucson, where it was discovered they were having a heart attack due to a severe blockage in one of the main arteries. The patient was released from the hospital and attended the Tubac Fire District Fire Board meeting to thank the crews for their life-saving actions.
"The mission of the Tubac Fire District is to create a safer environment within our community in order to increase the quality of life which our citizens may enjoy."