Escondido, CA

Fire captain honored for saving a life

Fire Captain Scott Barratt (right) is shown with FFPM Chase Cantrell.

On September 19, Escondido Fire Department Captain Scott Barratt was honored along with Rancho Santa Fe Firefighter Paramedic, Chase Cantrell, by the North San Diego Business Chamber at their annual Heroes Award program.

Escondido Fire Chiefs Vogt, Tenger and Holcomb, Captain Portman, Captain Barratt’s engine crew (Engineer Christensen and FFPM McCauley) and Captain Barratt’s wife, Michelle, were all able to join at the event to be with Captain Barratt as he received the award.

Earlier this year, Captain Barratt and Firefighter Cantrell came to the assistance of a man who had collapsed. Both were off duty and happened to be in the area. They started CPR and by the time Encinitas medics arrived to transport, the patient had regained his pulse and was breathing.

The award recognized Captain Barratt and Firefighter Cantrell’s dedication to service both on and off duty. Captain Barratt also received recognition from Congressman Duncan Hunter’s Office.

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