Lifesaving act by Leland Olds Station employees results in award

The saying “being in the right place at the right time” couldn’t be truer for a truck driver making a delivery at the Leland Olds Station last spring. In fact, his life depended on it.

In March 2015, the truck driver went into cardiac arrest and collapsed while offloading fuel oil at Leland Olds. The plant’s first response team responded and performed CPR and used one of the plant’s automated external defibrillators, reviving the man before the ambulance arrived.

“If the truck driver’s collapse had not been witnessed and the team so well trained, this incident would have had a more tragic ending,” Myles Hafner, system protection supervisor at Beulah Transmission System Maintenance, and volunteer emergency medical technician with the Mercer County and Killdeer (ND) ambulance services, said.

Leland Olds Station’s First Response Team was awarded the North Dakota Safety Council Lifesaver Award, which is presented annually to individuals who have acted above and beyond the call of duty to assist or rescue another individual.

Learn more about this incident and the strong safety culture that lead to the driver’s rescue in the March-April issue of Basin Today: Leland Olds Station employees honored with Lifesaver Award

Leland Olds Station employees accepted the Lifesaver Award from North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) representatives Feb. 4. (Front row, from left) Chuck Clairmont, NDSC executive director/CEO; Murray Snyder, first response team; Amanda Huntimer, first response team; and Darrel Hellman, NDSC board president. (Middle row, from left) Myles Hafner, first response team; James Porter, first response team; Kris Schmidt, first response team; and Jake Schmidt, first response team. (Back row, from left) Monte Sailer, first response team; Devin Renner, Leland Olds Station operator; Kasey Lesmann, first response team; and Todd Isaak, first response team. Not pictured: Tracy Johnson, Leland Olds Station operator; and Michelle Tipton, Straight from the Heart AED trainer.

Leland Olds Station employees accepted the Lifesaver Award from North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) representatives Feb. 4. (Front row, from left) Chuck Clairmont, NDSC executive director/CEO; Murray Snyder, first response team; Amanda Huntimer, first response team; and Darrel Hellman, NDSC board president. (Middle row, from left) Myles Hafner, first response team; James Porter, first response team; Kris Schmidt, first response team; and Jake Schmidt, first response team. (Back row, from left) Monte Sailer, first response team; Devin Renner, Leland Olds Station operator; Kasey Lesmann, first response team; and Todd Isaak, first response team. Not pictured: Tracy Johnson, Leland Olds Station operator; and Michelle Tipton, Straight from the Heart AED trainer.

Comments

  1. Cindy Frank says:

    Good work LOS

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