At 18, Daniel Dowty is the youngest member of the Grafton, Wisconsin Fire Department. He recently joined as a part-time volunteer firefighter, a job he balances with his life as a high school senior. Daniel’s only been certified for less than a month, but he’s already used his skills to save a coworkers life.
The teen also has a part time job at a local Shopko department store and when a coworker recently collapsed and fell unconscious, Daniel knew what to do. He checked his pulse, called for help and immediately started CPR. Paramedics were there in minutes, but officials say Daniel’s initial attempts at resuscitating his coworker saved him.
“When you look at the survival rates of people who are pulseless, non-breathing, early CPR is the key to reviving those people,” Fire Chief Bill Rice explains. “In this case, Daniel was able to provide early CPR, and that’s why he made a difference.”
Source: Inside Edition