Bristol, Va. firefighter helps save man while on Caribbean cruise


BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – A Bristol firefighter on vacation jumped into action when a man suffered a medical emergency last week.

Sergeant Dave Jenks was on a Carribean cruise when a man went into cardiac arrest in the ship’s dining area, according to the Bristol, Virginia Professional Fire Fighters Association.

Jenks, two other off-duty firefighters, and a nurse jumped in and started resuscitation efforts and managed to get a pulse.

A Firefighter is truly never off duty. One of our own, Sergeant Dave Jenks was enjoying vacation on a cruise last week…

Posted by Bristol Virginia Professional Fire Fighters Association on Thursday, October 3, 2019

The patient was transported from the ship and is expected to make a full recovery, according to the firefighters association.

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