We wish to offer our commendation to Chelsea Fire Dept. Captain Mike Thompson and Cambridge Police Officer Chris Borum for their recent efforts in saving the life of a man who had collapsed on the dance floor at a New Year’s Eve party at the Doubletree Hotel in Danvers that was attended by more than 500 persons.
Both Thompson and Borum, who are graduates of Chelsea High, sprung into action upon hearing of the emergency situation, initially performing life-saving CPR on the victim, who was unsconscious, and calling for an external defibrillator (AED).
They then administered two shocks to the victim with the AED device, bringing him back to life.
For those of us who have known Mike and Chris since the days of their youth growing up in Chelsea, their professional competence and desire to jump in to assist during an emergency situation are exactly what we would have expected of them.
Their efforts truly were heroic in every sense of the word and it’s comforting to know that we have such dedicated and outstanding public servants in our midst.