On October 8th, 2019, Kern County resident Erwin Edwards suffered a cardiac event while working near Lost Hills.Due to the efforts from co-workers and first responders including the Kern County Fire Department, Edwards survived the event considered to be 1 in 5 odds. Today, after two years Edwards was able to meet the Kern firefighters who saved him.
“The doctors told us he should not have survived,” Edwards’ wife, Lauren said. Married just two weeks ago, she was the one who arranged the surprise meeting. Lauren said he father was a first responder and she feels their efforts go underappreciated.
Erwin says it means a lot to him to be able to meet the crew that saved his life and he’s sure it means a lot to them.
One of the men who saved Edwards’ life that day Kern Firefighter Brett Grassi says, “When you sign-up to be a fireman, this is really what you dream about at the end of the day: coming in, making that difference in people’s lives.”