Stephen Johnson

Save Date: 05/27/07
Activity: At work as a firefighter

I am a lieutenant/paramedic and on May 27, 2007, as I was working out on the treadmil at the fire station, I developed chest discomfort.

I took an asprin and walked out to the ambulance. We hooked me up to the monitor and the EKG showed I was having a heart attack.

While en route to the hospital I went into cardiac arrest five times and had to be defibrilated each time. By the time I had arrived at the hospital I was awake and feeling pretty good. I was taken to the cath lab and had a stent put in. Today I am doing fine, thanks to the fireman I work with that saved my life.