Kirkland firefighters and medics from Redmond Fire responded to two cardiac arrests in an eight hour period Friday.
Although neither had a pulse when emergency personnel arrived, they resuscitated both people and got them to the hospital, according to a Kirkland Firefighters Facebook post.
The first CPR call was to 95th Place NE and involved a 45-year-old female. The second call was to NE 68th Street and involved a 70-year-old male who had suddenly collapsed outside the Houghton shopping mall.
"This is becoming more common and highlights the importance and value of our EMS system," Kirkland firefighters wrote.
Redmond is the regional provider of Advanced Life Support (ALS) services in northeast King County with three Medic One units staffed by 35 University of Washington, School of Medicine (Harborview) trained paramedics, according to the city of Redmond website.
The three medic units reportedly answer more than 6000 ALS calls annually serving a population in excess of 270,000 throughout Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville, Duvall, and the northern portions of Sammamish.