Raynham man reunites with rescuers after life-saving CPR

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RAYNHAM — In a heartfelt reunion, Raynham resident John Hogan, 59, expressed his gratitude to the first responders and Good Samaritans who saved his life during a heart attack last month.

The gathering on April 6 brought together Hogan, his family, members of the Raynham Fire and Police Departments, and civilians Danielle Vlachos and Kelsi Korzeniowski. Hogan praised their collective efforts, highlighting the importance of selfless acts by strangers.

Fire Chief Bryan LaCivita and Police Chief David LaPlante recounted the incident, which occurred on March 10 at around 10:30 a.m. on King Philip Street. Hogan, found unconscious, received immediate CPR from Vlachos and Korzeniowski while another bystander called 911. Raynham’s first responders continued life-saving measures upon arrival.

Recognizing the bravery and swift action of those involved, Chief LaCivita presented commendations to the three civilians and the Raynham Fire personnel involved: Firefighter/Paramedic Tab Shumway, Lt. Bradford Carr, Firefighter/Paramedic Salvatore Imprecia, Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Haggerty, and Firefighter/Paramedic Joseph Gill, as well as Raynham Police Officer Josh O’Brien.

Moved by the experience, Hogan reached out to the fire department to personally thank everyone who played a role in his rescue.

The reunion served as a testament to the community’s spirit and the life-saving impact of quick and compassionate response.

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