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Reston Woman Honored by Rescue Personnel for Saving a Life

by RestonNow.com May 31, 2017 at 11:30 am 4 Comments

A Reston woman who sprung to action to save another’s life has been honored by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.

Jodi Rakoff was recently recognized with a Citizen Lifesaving Award for her actions. She was honored by County Fire Station 25 (Reston), C-Shift, EMS 401, and Battalion Chiefs 401 and 407.

According to information provided by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, Rakoff jumped in and performed CPR when a woman who was walking in front of her house collapsed.

“Jodi’s quick actions, along with advanced life support care by the personnel from 25-C, resulted in the resuscitation of the patient.”

Rakoff was joined at the ceremony by her husband, Simon, and her mother.

Photos courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue

  • Dgeorge

    The mugging that took place behind Valencia Way last week has never been reported by Reston now. A mans cell phone was stolen from him as he walked on the path.

  • NormVA

    Congratulations. Nice to see some positive news.

  • Simon Rakoff

    A remarkable display of citizenship and regard for your fellow man. Well done!

  • Kristen

    I went to high school with Simon – great job to his wife for thinking quickly!


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