The 911 call was made around 3:30 p.m. for an individual in cardiac arrest. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

MOOSE, Wyo. — Yesterday afternoon, emergency services in the valley responded to a medical assist in Grand Teton National Park (GTNP).

The 911 call was made around 3:30 p.m. for an individual in cardiac arrest.

According to Jeremy Barnum, chief of staff at GTNP, the individual was on their way with a companion to St. John’s from the park.

“A Jackson Police officer first responded and began providing CPR,” said Barnum. “A Jackson Fire volunteer also responded with an AED. Our folks responded to provide additional support then transported the individual from St. Johns.”

The large emergency response that heard from town and into the park yesterday afternoon exemplifies the expertise of local first responders said Barnum.

“It’s an indication of how great the [emergency] coordination is in this valley. You have the National Park Service, Teton County Search and Rescue, [Jackson Hole Fire/ EMS]; they all work together and coordinate.”
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“The reason this person got the treatment as fast as they did, which was pretty incredible, was due to that kind of coordination and people showing up so quickly.”

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.