By Jacklyn Bevis, WBBH:
A Lehigh Acres firefighter went into cardiac arrest, and fellow firefighters resuscitated him inside Station 105 to save his life.
Rick Pride, 47, was on the treadmill inside the firehouse workout room when the nearly 13-year firefighting veteran wound up unresponsive on the floor in the firehouse.
“Our firefighters reacted very quickly that day, immediately going into emergency mode and starting to help him,” Chief Robert DiLallo said of his team at Station 105 of the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District.
“They did not give up. They worked him and worked him until they had a shockable rhythm.”
Pride is missed this week around the firehouse where he’s best known for his witty humor, love of the Red Sox, and an engineer who everyone wanted to work with.
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