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The Valley Breeze & Observer 05-09-2019

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6 NORTH COUNTY MAY 9-15, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION induced coma following the heart attack, and then spent two weeks in the hospital before getting major heart surgery. If crews had not responded as quickly and efficiently, Collins said he would have died that night. After 33 years serving in the Police Department, Collins said he understands the sacrifices first responders make to do their job. "When it comes to this line of work, I know the amount of time it takes away from the family. I want to thank you," he told public safety workers. Firefighters Michael Sears, Russell Dixon and Nathan Wuorio of the Harmony Fire Department responded to the call on Feb. 1, arriving on scene in four minutes. EMS Capt. Justin Lema and Lt. George Nichols responded from their homes and arrived on scene moments later. While some crew members worked on Collins, another disconnected the oil line from the house and moved his truck to a secure location. Twelve minutes after Collins called for help, he was secured in the back of an ambulance and leav- ing for the hospital. En route, he went into full cardiac arrest. Crews pulled over to put their full attention to resuscitating Collins, performing CPR and jump-starting his heart with a defibrillator. "They stopped on the side of Route 295 to pro- vide a life-saving measure that needed all the men. Within 14 seconds, Collins returned consciousness to non-arrest," Waterman said. Collins said he doesn't remember that part of the journey, but he remembers waking up after crews jump-started his heart. He said that was the begin- ning of his long trip back to health. The patient and crews arrived at Rhode Island Hospital at 10:03 p.m., 37 minutes after the initial call was made. While crew members said they were just doing their jobs, family members and doctors say differently. Town Council President James Brady thanked the members of the Harmony Fire Department for their heroic life-saving actions that saved his for- mer Scituate Police Department partner. Brady said if it were not for the crews' quick thinking and action in a stressful situation, Collins would not be alive today. Collins said though he planned on retiring in September, he is mostly retired at this point. He said he's eating healthier and walking two or three miles each day. He said he hopes to spend time in Florida with his wife and continue to serve on the council. Town Councilor CHARLES COLLINS thanks rescue crews from HARMONY FIRE DEPARTMENT for saving his life after he had a massive heart attack on Feb. 1. From left are Fire Chief Richard Waterman, Collins, EMS Capt. Justin Lema, Lt. George Nichols, Private Michael Sears, Private Nathan Wuorio and Robin Collins. BREEZE PHOTO BY JACKIE MOOREHEAD RESCUE From Page One Vietnam native one step closer to the Priesthood SMITHFIELD – Seminarian Hiep Van Nguyen will be ordained a deacon on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Church, the Diocese of Providence has announced. Auxiliary Bishop Robert C. Evans, former St. Philip pastor, will be the main celebrant and ordaining bishop. Hiep, son of Thao Nguyen and Phuong Pham of Vietnam, entered seminary in 2012 and was assigned to St. John's Seminary in Boston, for his formation for the priesthood. He also attended the University of Santo Tomas for additional studies. His summer assignments as a seminarian included St. John Paul II, Pawtucket; St. Paul, Cranston; St. Timothy, Warwick; Our Lady of Mercy, East Greenwich; Jesus Saviour, Newport and SS. John and Paul, Coventry. After his diaconate ordination, Hiep will serve as a deacon for the summer and during the academic year at St. Paul Parish in Cranston before return- ing to the seminary to complete his formation for the priesthood. As a transitional deacon, they may baptize, pro- claim the Gospel and preach at Mass, distribute Holy Communion, assist at marriages and lead rites for Christian burials. 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