Posted: Jan 24, 2011 10:09 PM by Bill Folsom
Updated: Jan 25, 2011 3:52 AM
A Stratmoor Hills firefighter is credited with taking what some may consider unconventional lifesaving measures. He saved the life of a dog.
Susan Hackathorn, who has five dogs, arrived home to find her house on fire. When she opened the door several of the dogs came out. Her 12 year old Chihuahua , Kiki, was missing. A firefighter found her hiding at the back of the house. Hacakathorn watched as the dog was carried out by the firefighters. " She didn't look like she was alive," says Hackathorn.
Firefighter Darren Pellett dropped to the ground and started lifesaving measures. He says "[I] started doing some compressions and had one of the guys grab me some oxygen." In just few minutes the dog revived.
"Dogs I love them, " says Pellett, "So I'm glad I could bring one back. The dogs owner is happy there is a firefighter with that attitude. Hacakathorn says, "You couldn't do anything better for me than bringing her back."