On August 15, 2017 at 7:12pm, former Jacksonville Firefighter David Sallette, suffered a medical emergency in Nassau County on CR 200. His wife frantically called 911 seeking assistance.
First on the scene were Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Lezandro Deleon, David Douglas, and Mark Hunter. The deputies used an Automated External Defibrillator on Mr Sallette while fire/rescue was enroute. Once on scene, rescue personnel took over, continued CPR and transported Mr Sallette to UF Hospital North in Jacksonville. There, Mr. Sallette made a full recovery.
In an effort to recognize those involved in saving Mr. Sallette, Jacksonville Fire/Rescue Department wanted to honor the first responders that actually participated in saving Mr. Sallette.
On October 3rd, 2017, at a joint ceremony, Jacksonville Fire Rescue recognized NCSO deputies and Nassau County firefighters at the sheriff’s office for their efforts, presenting each with a lifesaving certificate from Chief Powers with Jacksonville Fire/Rescue Department.