Matrix Security officer’s quick call to action
Festive celebrations may not have been merry for one person, if it hadn’t been for the quick actions and first aid knowledge of a Matrix Security patrol officer just two days before Christmas. Shane Patel was on evening patrol in a South Auckland suburb when he discovered an injured man, knocked to the curb side, suffering severe lacerations to his head. With darkness fast approaching, the man required immediate medical attention – he was losing consciousness. Shane administered first aid practice, alerted medics and supported the man till help arrived. He wasn’t just in the right place, at the right time, he knew how to respond.
First aid a must
Actioning first aid practise in emergency situations, is a skillset Matrix Security officers are trained in, says Matrix Security operations manager, South Auckland, Pete Martelletti.
Call to action
The severity of the man’s head injury, and the fact that he was all alone in low-lit street, wasn’t lost on Shane, who knew time was of the essence.
Beyond the call of duty
Shane was praised for his thorough communications and quick actions. His medical expertise wasn’t the only thing he drew upon that evening. He also secured a roller door of a business premise close to where the man was found.