Greenfield fire fighters "shovel it forward" after rescuing man
Posted: Feb 3, 2015 12:41 AM CDT
They were called to a man's home on 68th street after he had a cardiac emergency while shoveling his driveway.
The man was rushed to the hospital after life saving measures were taken by first responders.
The fire fighters decided to go back to the man's home and finish shoveling his driveway for him.
Fire Chief Jon Cohn said the selflessness of the fire fighters stems from their motto \"do the right thing\".
The chief hopes that this idea of \"shoveling it forward\" catches on this winter and every winter after.
CBS 58 was told this man is still in the hospital.
Shoveling can be deadly, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office has seen three snow related deaths.
A 64-year-old man from Milwaukee (Bay View) and a 69-year-old man from Shorewood, who were both shoveling, died.
A 62-year-old man from West Allis, who was snow blowing, also died.
ME's Office says that all three had previous medical histories.