Cardiac & Resuscitation, News

Louisiana Firefighter Saves Dog with CPR

A West Monroe, La., firefighter performed mouth-to-snout resuscitation and revived a small dog he found lifeless in a burning mobile home.

Firefighter Stephen “Odie” Odom entered the burning house, found and rescued two tiny terriers in pet carriers.

One of the animals was not breathing, so Odom first used oxygen from his face mask, then performed mouth to mouth by “cupping my hands around the dog’s snout and blowing until I could feel his chest expand,” followed by chest compressions similar to infant CPR.

The dog was revived and returned to his owner.