Firefighters Save One of Their Own After Heart Attack

Firefighter goes into cardiac arrest during hockey game

Monday, Jan 23, 2012  |  Updated 9:55 AM EDT
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Firefighters Save One of Their Own After Heart Attack

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An off-duty firefighter suffered a heart attack while playing hockey over the weekend.

Luckily, the guys he was playing with were also firefighters.  In fact, the guys on the other team were firefighters too.

The incident happened on Sunday afternoon around 5 p.m.  Members of the D.C. Fire Department were playing hockey against Prince George's County firefighters at Gardens Ice House in Laurel.

One of the D.C. firefighters, reportedly in his 30's, suffered a heart attack while skating on the ice.

Players from both teams skated over to render medical assistance, including CPR.  More paramedics and firefighters from the Prince George's County Fire and EMS force arrived to initiate advanced life support measures.

The firefighter was revived, and was transported to a cardiac specialty care unit for treatment.  The patient remains there in critical care.
 

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