FLORHAM PARK — Florham Park Police Officer Jared Orgel was honored with a special lifesaving award on Thursday, March 21.
On June 6, 2018 at approximately 7:42 p.m. Officer Jared Orgel, assisted by Detective Sergeant Brian Ford and Officer Michael Zvolensky responded to a residence for an unresponsive not breathing six-week-old infant.
Upon arrival at the location, the Officers located the patient an infant female lying supine on the floor with her mother attempting to perform chest compressions.
On initial assessment, the infant was not moving air and was cyanotic. Officer Orgel immediately moved the infant from the floor to a prone position on his forearm and began providing back blows. At this point, the infant spit up clearing her airway and she began breathing normally while regaining a normal skin color.
The Officers on the scene continuously monitored the infant while providing support to the mother of the patient who was extremely distraught.
The Officers remained on scene until the arrival of the First Aid Squad at which time care of the patient was transferred. The infant was transported to Saint Barnabas Medical Center for an evaluation.
Officer Orgel quickly utilized his training to rapidly determine the infant was choking, and providing the medical aid to clear the infant’s airway to save her life.
For his efforts, Officer Jared Orgel was awarded the Life Saving Award.
The baby’s grandparents was in attendance during the very emotional presentation of this award.