On January 18th rangers received a report of a person suffering from an allergic reaction at the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Ranger/paramedic Sonja Brester and ranger/EMT Steve Glaser responded via snowmobile and over-snow ambulance. When they arrived, they found that victim was showing signs of respiratory distress and was unable to speak. They quickly recognized the seriousness of the situation and took decisive action, administering the appropriate medications and treatments. A life-flight helicopter was called and transported the ailing visitor to an advanced care facility. After the call was wrapped up the medical staff from the helicopter company called to express their gratitude at how the patient was treated before the transport and credited Brester and Glaser with saving the visitor’s life.
Hiking in Glacier National Park