In the summertime, afternoon temperatures in Florida can easily get above 100 degrees. Johnnie, a tow provider with Meyers Towing, responded to a member whose car had stalled out on the side of the road. When he arrived, the first thing he did was help the member to his truck so she could get out of the heat. As they were walking, she asked to sit down, saying that she was feeling light headed. Johnnie was helping her to the ground when she collapsed. He immediately dialed 911 for assistance since she was unresponsive and appeared to not be breathing. The 911 dispatcher began giving Johnnie directions on how to perform CPR.
Medical personnel arrived shortly after and transported the member to the hospital where she made a full recovery. When Daniel, the owner of Meyer's towing, thinks back on that fateful summer day, he says, "I never dreamed on a typical Tuesday afternoon, the swift and compassionate actions of Johnnie would save the life of a member in need."
Johnnie was a Real Hero of the Road to this women in her time of need. When you're driving along the highway and you see Johnnie, a tow provider like him, or another first responder working, think of this story and what his calming nature and ability to take action meant to our member. And when you do, please slow down and move over so they can do their job safely. We need tow providers like Johnnie and so do our members; but most of all, so do their families. Help us keep them safe.