Chandler Police & Fire Department Work Together to Save a Life

On August 3, 2018, Chandler Police & Fire were dispatched to the 1800 block of West Wisteria Drive for an adult male who was not breathing.  Fifty-eight-year-old Scott Eckenrode was watching television with his wife Sue when Scott’s heart suddenly stopped.  Sue immediately called 911 and began CPR on her husband.

Chandler Police Officer Carl Schott was the first on-scene.  Upon arrival, Officer Schott immediately confirmed Scott did not have a pulse, and took over the application of CPR.  Moments after Officer Schott’s arrival, Chandler Fire personnel arrived at the residence.

As Officer Schott continued CPR, Chandler Fire personnel prepared to administer a shock to Scott by way of defibrillation.  When the AED shock was administered, Scott regained a pulse.  Scott was transported to a local hospital and was provided further emergency treatment.

Scott survived and is on his way to a full recovery.