On Monday, October 10, 2022, members of Squad 106 and Engine 106 reunited with Al Dirickson, a patient they helped and responded to in September.
At the time of his medical emergency, Dirickson was working on a job site when he began to have crushing chest pains.
After calling 9-1-1, firefighters from Station 106 in Rolling Hills Estates arrived on the scene. They quickly assessed him and immediately initiated Advance Life Support, transporting him to a hospital.
Upon arrival at the emergency room, Dirickson went into cardiac arrest and was moved to the cardiac catheterization laboratory (cath lab) and has since fully recovered.
Dirickson reunited with Fire Fighter Paramedics Bob Jimenez and Mike Nusbaum at Fire Station 106 to thank them for their swift response and actions in saving his life.
Deputy Fire Chief Tom Ewald, Nurse Educator Nancy Alvarez, and Peer Support Lead Captain Scott Ross were on hand to welcome Dirickson and present the responding first responders with certificates of appreciation.