Firefighter saved by fellow rescuers in Bucks County

- There were some scary moments at a Bucks County crash scene over the weekend that had a rescuer needing rescue. After paramedics and firefighters wrapped up after a crash another emergency struck. This time one involving one of their own.

It was about 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning when firefighters from the Midway Volunteer Fire Company in Lahaska and Central Bucks EMS responded to a car wreck and reports of a woman trapped in her car.

Crews were able to successfully rescue the victim and then:  "We had just put her in the ambulance and I hear some firefighters call, 'Firefighter down. We need a medic. We need a medic,” said Central Bucks paramedic Rachel Shick.

Shick ran over to the side of the fire truck where she saw 67-year-old Ron Ewer down on the ground in full cardiac arrest.

"Grabbed AED, grabbed first bag. We were lucky enough to have medics on the scene," said Lt. Mike Nyari. 

Success and relief.

3rd generation firefighter Elizabeth Rice has known Ronny her whole life and is thankful he's okay and that she was able to play a part.

"You are usually there for everybody else but this time you are there for one of your own," said Rice.

With 52 years with the Midway Fire Company, he is as good as they come.

"Ronny is the kind of guy you can always count on," said Chief Hugh Hager. "In this day and age, volunteerism is a dying thing, but not with Ronny, when fire whistle blows he's here."

They say timing is everything and fortunately for Ronny, highly trained and skilled professionals were right there at the scene able to get him the help he needed and save his life.

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