Fire Department Praised for Saving Cardiac Arrest Victim

By Melanie Santostefano, Lake Zurich Patch

The Lake Zurich Fire/Rescue Department was recognized at the village board meeting Monday for its recent efforts that saved the life of an 81-year-old Lake Zurich resident.

On Jan. 28, firefighter/paramedics Aaron O’Brien, Steve Norman, Matthew Kempf, Jeremiah Johnson, Jeff Ritchie and Lt. Dave Borst responded to an emergency call regarding a man experiencing chest pains.

Upon their arrival, the victim reported having left arm pain and felt sick to his stomach. He then became unresponsive.


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