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Paramedic Collapses at Wisconsin House Fire

Above photo: Sparta Area Ambulance Facebook

SPARTA, Wis. – A paramedic responding at a house fire collapsed this weekend while at the scene.

Paramedic Dann Schamens did not have a pulse and was not breathing when he went down Saturday morning, according to a Facebook post from the Sparta Area Ambulance Service.

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Life saving measures were started immediately by the ambulance crew, Sparta Area Fire Fighters, Sparta Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.

First responders were able to regain a pulse and he was flown by Gundersen Air to Gundersen Health. Schamens is currently in stable condition, the service said.

The La Crosse Tribune reports two people were rescued from the fire.