Gov. Brian Kemp recognized Cobb firefighters, two residents and an ambulance service for saving the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest.

Kemp recognizes Cobb firefighters for saving life of man suffering cardiac arrest

Cobb County fire and ambulance crews and two people were recognized by Gov. Brian Kemp for their swift actions that saved the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest at a gym. 

Kemp commended the residents and public servants Thursday at a ceremony held at the Capitol, said James Kapish, spokesperson with Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services.

The agency said on its Facebook page that a 63-year-old male was running on the treadmill at the McCleskey East Cobb Family YMCA  when he went collapsed. The exact date of the incident was not immediately available. One of the bystanders, YMCA employee Kevin Lee, began CPR while another person, Dixie McCombs, called 911 and brought out an automatic external defibrillator to use on the jogger.

Fire Engine 15, made up of Lieutenant Stephen French, Engineer Darrell Freeman and firefighter Mele Miller, and a MetroAtlanta ambulance team led by EMT Logan Harris arrived on the scene and took over the emergency medical response on the runner. 

“Cobb Fire is so proud of our crew, so thankful for our friends at MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service and in awe of Kevin & Dixie’s courage that day in saving a truly wonderful man's life,” the Cobb fire department said on its Facebook page.

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