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CSFD firefighter credited with saving 11 lives

Posted at 9:10 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 23:10:47-04
Austin Pugh

COLORADO SPRINGS – A six-year veteran of the Colorado Springs Fire Department is being credited with saving eleven victims from death.

Austin Pugh is a paramedic at Station 4 in Southgate.

His skills in CPR save lives, but he says Springs Fire has some of the best paramedics and first responders anywhere.

“I think people’s chances of surviving a horrific event are much better in this city than they would be in other places,” Pugh said. “So for that, I’m proud.”

Pugh is a native of the Springs and graduated from Doherty High School.

He has also worked for AMR.