Desert Mountain Security Team Helps Save A Life

Pictured from left to right: Officer Aaron Baackes, Lt. Sean Yonts, Desert Mountain Community Safety Coordinator Bill Fultz, Sgt. Andrew Olson and Officer Daniel Moreno.

Desert Mountain is a serene, exclusive golf community tucked in the foothills of Scottsdale, Arizona. CCMC has managed Desert Mountain since 1990. Featuring six Championship Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses (the largest collection in the world), this is anything but your typical neighborhood. Its resident directory reads like a who’s who list of business and industry. And recently, one of those residents invited one very lucky guest over for dinner…

As with most private communities, security is a top priority at Desert Mountain. In fact, CCMC employs a full-time community safety coordinator for Desert Mountain, Bill Fultz. It is Bill’s job to provide training and guidance to all the guards and patrol officers from Anderson Security, the community’s contractor. Last week, two of those security officers used their training to help save a life.

The guard house phone rang at 7:28 pm. A guest of a resident was choking. Two minutes later, Lt. Sean Yonts arrived on the scene to find a non-responsive man on the ground. Every second mattered. Lt. Yonts deployed AED Protocols and administered CPR/CCR. Officer Aaron Baackes soon arrived with oxygen and a helping hand. Together, they administered 4 AED shocks, plus CPR/CCR. As the fourth shock was given, the victim’s pulse was restored. Paramedics arrived at 7:40 pm. The victim was stabilized and transported to the hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.

While Lt. Yonts has worked at Desert Mountain for seven years, Officer Baackes has only been there for one month. Amazingly, he took the CPR class the Tuesday before this incident occurred. Needless to say, the Emergency Medical Response training provided to the security team at Desert Mountain makes this community one of the medically safest in Scottsdale. CCMC is proud to play a part in that. Congratulations on a job well done to the entire Desert Mountian Security Team!

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