GoFundMe set up for Spokane Valley firefighter who suffered cardiac arrest

SVFD firefighter GoFundMe
Courtesy: Spokane Valley Fire Department

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — A GoFundMe page has been set up for a Spokane Valley Fire Department firefighter who suffered a cardiac arrest.

Spokane Valley Firefighter Dan Patterson worked a 24-hour shift when he went to go on a run. When he left the station, something felt off, and Patterson called his wife to let her know that he was not feeling well. After that, he suffered a massive cardiac event outside of SVFD Station 2. According to the GoFundMe page, crews were able to return spontaneous circulation to Patterson’s body.

Patterson was taken to Sacred Heart. He remains in the ICU and is no longer sedated. His recovery is prolonged and unpredictable.

“We believe Dan knew that he was in trouble and that his best chance was his fire family- he knew where help was,” Tim Estell wrote on GoFundMe. “Dan’s brothers and sister performed flawlessly and were able to attain a return of spontaneous circulation.”

You can find the GoFundMe page HERE.

Around $9,200 has been raised for Patterson.

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