Reported by Max Winitz - bio|emailPosted by Debra Worley - email
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - When he's not fighting fires for the City of Wilmington, Dennis King works with flames coming from his blow torch.
King's second job is with Wilmington Sheet Metal.
On December 16, it was his firefighting skills that helped save a life.
"Me, Billy, and Lawrence were sitting here at 2:45, taking a break at the table here," said Dennis.
"My neighbor over here, Paul Paro, was over in his office with his accountant doing whatever. Evidently head some kind of heart attack," said Billy.
"She came running over here screaming. We just jumped up and ran over there, and I saw Paul slumped over in his chair," said Dennis.
With the ambulance on its way, King performed CPR.
"After a couple of times, he took a big gasp of air, and that made me feel good," said Dennis.
The ambulance sped Paro to the hospital, where he's now listed in good condition.
"The nurses said that if someone had not been here like Dennis, and did what he did, he would have died right there on the floor," said Billy.
Dennis said that when he heard about Paro his instinct and training kicked in.
"They're making a much bigger deal out of it then I am. I'm just glad I was able to do something with the training that I have. I'm just happy he's still alive and with us," said Dennis.
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