Chief Officer Saves a Life at the Taste of Soul Family Festival

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Board of Fire Commissioners and Los Angeles Fire Department recognized Assistant Chief Jaime Moore for his quick actions which saved a choking woman during the Taste of Soul Family Festival

On October 20, 2018 in Crenshaw, countless attendees were enjoying the food and festivities at a popular community event where Chief Moore was overseeing LAFD personnel and apparatus assigned to the event.  It was during this time that Chief Moore and Battalion Chief Al Ruiz heard a woman screaming from across the street.  Chief Ruiz immediately summoned fire department resources and Chief Moore ran across the street to find a woman choking, giving the universal sign with her hands on her throat, and turning blue.  He immediately performed ‘abdominal thrusts’ which dislodged the food from her airway and ultimately saved her life.

Assistant Chief Jaime E. Moore was presented with the Certificate of Appreciation on March 5, 2019 in recognition of his heroic personal initiative and expedient assistance which directly resulted in saving a life during a choking emergency. 

Click HERE to view photos of the event. 

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