Plano Fire Chief assists in CPR

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by BAILEY McGOWAN

WFAA

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 5:42 PM

PLANO -- Plano’s Fire Chief assisted Plano Parks and Recreations employees Wednesday evening in administering CPR while off-duty.

Fire Chief Brian Crawford was exercising at the Muehlenbeck Center when a 53-year-old man was found unconscious in the weight room. A City of Plano employee alerted Crawford, and he was able to help the rec center’s employees and a Plano doctor administer CPR.

The team used one of the center’s three Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and the patron was awake and speaking with Crawford by the time Plano-Fire Rescuers arrived on the scene some five minutes later.

The patron was transferred to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano and is in stable condition Thursday while undergoing tests, according to a press release.

All city employees are trained in Hands-Only CPR. Call 972-941-7421 to find out more about he Plano Fire-Rescue Hands-Only CPR Initiative.

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