VIDEO: Carpenters Union Member Saves Festus Girl Using CPR Training

By on May 8, 2019

When Brandon Johnson, a member of St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council heard screaming in the busy street outside his Festus home he hoped that it didn’t mean that someone had been hit by a car.

What he encountered was almost as daunting: Three year old  Serenity Fisher, one of of six siblings, had been riding in her family’s van when she had her first-ever seizure and stopped breathing. She had no pulse.

Racing across the street, Johnson told the parents he was going to apply CPR.  Johnson had learned CPR in his Carpenter training, and had taken a refresher when he began coaching a little league team a year ago.

Just as the ambulance arrived Serenity started breathing again. She is now on medication and is being tested to determine the cause of the seizure.

Later she had a reunion with Johnson, as this KSDK report shows.

Johnson is a member of Local 2214 in Festus.

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