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Delta Ambulance staff recognized

From left to right: Senator Scott Cyrway, Ray Whitney, Alix Penney, Linda Fotter and Steve Fotter.

WATERVILLE - Steve Fotter, 62, says that one morning in Oct. of 2017 he was feeling out of sorts and skipped breakfast. A short while later he felt a discomfort in his chest which he attributed to gas or indigestion. Soon, this progressed into a sharp pain in his chest that radiated into his left arm. He knew then that something certainly was not right and asked his wife Linda to call 911.

Delta Ambulance dispatched Paramedic Ray Whitney and his partner, EMT Alix Penney, to the Fotter home. Shortly after they arrived, Mr. Fotter went into cardiac arrest. To make a long story short, Ray and Alix were able to make a difference that day using their skills and immediate CPR / defibrillation.

Steve Fotter, musician, guitar instructor and a little bit comedian, is happy and well today.

On Friday, Jan. 19, he, along with his wife Linda, joined Senator Scott Cyrway for an appreciation visit to Delta Ambulance in Waterville where Senator Cyrway delivered a recognition to Ray Whitney and Alix Penney for their successful efforts that day. He added a gift of a Maine State flag - previously flown over the Capitol - for each. The visit concluded after the group had a while to talk more about that day in October and tour Delta's facilities.

Delta Ambulance, founded in 1972, is the leading provider of high quality, compassionate emergency services and medical transportation in central Maine. Our superior training, experience and state-of-the-art medical technologies set us apart. Our high standards have enabled us to achieve numerous life-saving benchmarks including a remarkable cardiac arrest reversal rate. Delta Ambulance - a private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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  1. Congratulations Alix! I'm so proud of the woman you've become.