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Heart attack strikes veteran firefighter, three rookies spring into action


Three rookies are proving to be a valuable addition to the Warren, Ohio, fire department after saving the life of a veteran firefighter.

WFMJ News reports rookies Brock Trimmer, Sebastian Zlotkavski and Ronnie Simone tapped into their paramedic training when the 40-year-old veteran wasn’t feeling well and collapsed in the station’s locker room.

Two of the men took turns doing chest compressions while the other went for an Automated External Defibrillator, and the rookies performed CPR for about 10 minutes.

Capt. Al Brown of the Warren Fire Department tells WFMJ News two Warren police officers also assisted during the emergency.

WFMJ News points out most people won’t have the luxury of a firefighter ready to jump into action and reminds readers it’s critical to the know signs and symptoms of a heart attack.

The American Heart Association says the following are signs of a heart attack; pressure, squeezing or pain in the center of your chest, pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach, shortness of breath, breaking out in a sweat or nausea.

Dan Woll, another new hire to the Warren Fire Department, emphasized for WFMJ News that CPR can save lives.


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