Boston Globe: Off-duty firefighters save man in cardiac arrest during hockey game in Pembroke

Off-duty firefighters saved a man’s life during a hockey game in Pembroke recently, according to the Boston Globe.

The incident occurred on May 19, when the man, who was playing in the game, suddenly went into cardiac arrest. The off-duty firefighters, who were also participating in the hockey game, immediately sprang into action.

They administered CPR and used an automated external defibrillator (AED) to revive the man. Thanks to their prompt response and professional training, the man was stabilized and transported to a local hospital for further treatment.

“This successful outcome illustrates the importance of the American Heart Association’s ‘Chain of Survival.’ Immediate call to 911, immediate CPR, and use of an on-site AED all played a successful role in this case.” — Duxbury Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Brian Monahan

This heroic event underscores the critical importance of CPR training and the availability of AEDs in public places. Read more here.