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Father uses tip from ‘The Office’ to save daughter hit by lightning

Arizona Fire and Medical Authority honored Steven Jorgensen for performing CPR


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By Leila Merrill
EMS1 Staff

PHOENIX —The Arizona Fire and Medical Authority honored Steven Jorgensen on Thursday for his quick action that helped save his daughter’s life, ABC15 reported.

Ella, 12, was playing in the rain with a friend when she was struck by lightning.

She was barefoot and wearing a metal necklace, and her friend had shoes on and was not struck.

Steven said Ella was in and out of consciousness while they waited for EMS providers to arrive. He performed CPR with the cadence of the Bee Gee’s song “Staying Alive,” which he had seen on “The Office.”

EMS Director Nick Ellis said the song can help with performing CPR.

Ella sustained burns but is recovering.


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