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Tallahassee (FL) Firefighters Aid Colleague Who Suffers Cardiac Arrest

Tallahassee (FL) firefighters came to the aid of one of their colleagues who suffered cardiac arrest while performing physical fitness training last week.

WTXL reported ( that Firefighter Steve Box, 55, was making his way up the stairs of a five-story training tower in full gear went he fell unconscious. Colleagues rushed in to perform CPR.

Box was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where doctors confirmed that he had a heart attack. Box underwent surgery and spoke to reporters about his ordeal.

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For more on cardiac arrest and firefighters, Sudden Cardiac Arrest : Boosting Chance of Survival, Firefighter Down-Cardiac Arrest, and Acute Coronary Syndromes in Firefighters: An “Athletic” Approach to Prevention.