A group of firefighters successfully revived a jogger with CPR. The firefighters were called by bystanders to assist with a situation where a jogger passed out in front of their fire station.
On the right spot
Captain Jim Armstrong stated that the crew members were alerted to the situation when someone banged on the fire station door at 500 Charlemagne Boulevard and informed them that a man needed medical attention outside.
When the firefighters arrived, they found the man without a pulse. Another bystander had already started performing CPR.
The firefighters grabbed the automated external defibrillator (AED) from inside the station and used the device to restart the man’s heart. The paramedics arrived a short time after and transported the man to a healthcare facility.
Saving a life
Timely delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save life. It is a life-saving technique the significantly improves the chances of survival during emergencies.
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