OH Firefighter Suffers Cardiac Arrest During Fire

A veteran Greenville (OH) firefighter was airlifted to a hospital after suffering cardiac arrest during firefighting operations Saturday.

Charles Gasper, a 28-year member of the fire service, suffered cardiac arrest at the scene of a shed fire and was treated by fellow firefighters, according to a report on whiotv.com (http://bit.ly/17CgPH1). He was in stable condition as of Sunday morning.

The fire was considered an accident because of the improper disposal of hot ashes earlier in the day.

Read additional details about the situation at http://bit.ly/17CgPH1.

Cardiac arrest is a major killer of firefighters in the United States. For more on the problem and potential solutions, consider Firefighter Health Report: Firefighting Affects Cardiac System, Firefighter Down-Cardiac Arrest!, Acute Coronary Syndromes in Firefighters: An “Athletic” Approach to Prevention, and New Study Examines Sudden Cardiac Events in Firefighters.

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