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Illinois Paramedics Save Firefighter Candidate During Heart Attack

A man participating in a firefighter candidate physical ability test had a heart attack and collapsed - but was saved by firefighter/paramedics on the scene.

It happened last week in Indian Head Park at the Chicago Roofers Apprentice Training Center. The 46-year-old man's heart stopped halfway through the ability test.

Lt. John Tabisz and firefighter/paramedic Jen Phillips of the Darien-Woodridge Fire District, along with three members of the Pleasantview Fire District, saved the man's life with CPR and by using a defibrillator.


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17 Patients Evaluated After Plane Makes Emergency Landing

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Nurse Practitioner Now Responding to EMS Calls with Green Valley Fire

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New WTC Study Focuses on EMS Personnel

New research shows that EMS workers who went to Ground Zero suffer from poor health.

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