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Firefighter Health & Safety News: NC Firefighters Revive Colleague Who Suffered Heart Attack

01/08/2013
A firefighter with the Eli Whitney (NC) Fire Department suffered a heart attack while on a call last week, but he was revived by fellow firefighters and is expected to make a full recovery. The Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/13gfiBv) that Captain Tim Skinner, 50, and other rescue personnel were responding to a traffic accident call last Tuesday when the incident occurred. Skinner told a reporter that he thought the tightness he was feeling in his chest was indigestion. When Skinner was standing in the road, he began feeling a little light-headed and then collapsed in full cardiac arrest. Skinner's heart was shocked back to life once at the scene and three more times after he was tran...

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