Insurancewest Magazine November 2012 Features Good Samaritan: BELFOR’s Kelly Makinson Springs Into Action
When Kelly Makinson of BELFOR Vancouver, attended the RIMS Canada conference, she had no idea that her quick aid and cooperation would help a man in serious distress. The following is an excerpt from Insurancewest, November 2012:
Darren Franco, advertising manager at Insurancewest was joined by conference exhibitor Kelly Makinson, who was standing near the man when he "keeled over." She managed to break his fall. Makinson, manager of business development in the Vancouver office of BELFOR Property Restoration, has had more recent first aid training. "It's funny how everything comes back to you," she says.
As a crowd gathered, they loosened the man's necktie and belt, rolled him on his side to prevent him from choking, and put Makinson's handbag under his head. Franco slipped a leather business card holder between the man's teeth to stop him from biting his tongue.“The ambulance arrived in about five minutes,” Makinson says.”At the time it seemed like forever.”