Ohio firefighter-medic recovering after cardiac emergency during EMS training

The patient's colleagues and the medical control physician who had been giving a presentation responded


By Leila Merrill
FireRescue1/EMS1

STREETSBORO, Ohio — A Streetsboro firefighter-paramedic collapsed while attending an EMS training session Monday, the department announced on Facebook.

Other firefighter-medics and the medical control physician who was giving a presentation at the time responded to the cardiac emergency.

Some in the class transported their colleague to University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, where he remains in the intensive care unit. A relative of the firefighter, who has not been publicly named, said the firefighter’s condition has improved, adding he had been taken off the ventilator and was talking with family members.

"I think he's gonna get better. I'm very optimistic," Fire Chief Robert Reinholz told the Record-Courier Monday evening.

 

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