Cardiac & Resuscitation, News

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.