STALYBRIDGE firefighters have praised a business owner whose dash to their fire station saved a manâ€™s life before Christmas.
Blue Watch firefighters were training upstairs on Monday, December 22 just before 11am when they head their station doorbell ringing repeatedly.
Watch Manager, Gary Philips, said: â€œWe were upstairs and could hear our station doorbell going again and again, so we knew there must be something wrong.
â€œOne of the lads ran down the stairs and the proprietor of Top Gun Flight Simulator Centre was at the door saying he needed us urgently.
â€œWe turned ourselves out and when we arrived we were met with a man lying unconscious on the floor in a flight simulator.
â€œWe gave the man first aid and shocked him with a defibrillator. The paramedics arrived soon after and praised the watch for the work they did and said weâ€™d given him the best chance of survival he could get.
â€œThe proprietor of Top Gun deserves a pat on the back for running up to the station and ensuring that man had the quickest possible response he could.â€
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