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Off-duty firefighters save man's life at Aviators baseball game

Posted at 5:40 PM, Jun 24, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — When three off-duty Henderson firefighters went to the Las Vegas Aviators game, they didn't expect to save a man's life.

Nathan Root, Anthony Rebone and Jake Wilson were at the baseball game for a color guard event, when a man collapsed outside from cardiac arrest.

They jumped into action, realizing he didn't have a pulse, so they did CPR and used an AED to revive the man, saving his life.

"As we were checking for a pulse in his neck, couldn’t feel one and in our training that’s when we start compressions," said Wilson.

The man not only got a pulse back, but sat up and started talking to them.

"That’s not something that happens really often, even if we get pulses back, they normally don’t regain consciousness so this is one of those unique situations where we were able to witness him come back to life," said Roboni.

The men say they don't feel like heroes because they were simply doing what they've been trained to do at work,

"It’s hard to feel like a hero when it’s kinda something that’s what we do for a living and that’s what a lot of people do for a living. A lot of awesome people out there, especially in this valley," said Roboni.

The firefighters want everyone to know how to do CPR so if they're in a situation like this, they'll know what to do.

The City of Henderson's S.M.A.R.T. program offers free CPR classes for people who pay for the service. The Red Cross also has CPR classes available.