Illinois Paramedics Save Firefighter Candidate During Heart Attack

46-year-old man's heart stopped halfway through the ability test.


 
 

The Chicago Sun-Times | | Tuesday, February 21, 2012


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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