Oak Creek firefighter recognized for saving 3-month-old baby on side of highway
OAK CREEK, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An Oak Creek firefighter is sharing his story after her saved a baby's life on the side of the freeway.
While driving on I-94 in Illinois back on Feb. 17, Firefighter Michael Wargolet saw a vehicle pulled over in the emergency lane with the occupant frantically trying to get other people's attention.
Wargolet was immediately handed a 3-month-old infant that was not breathing and did not have a pulse. After telling his wife to call 911, he began to perform CPR.
After two minutes of CPR, the infant regained pulses and began to breathe on her own.
Wargolet sees the event as all the more reason for everyone to learn CPR.
"Like I always tell everybody... all I did was CPR on them. Anybody can do CPR. I keep telling everybody... go find your local fire department, American Heart Association online and find a class because, you know, anybody could be in that spot at some time," said Wargolet.
Wargolet was formally recognized for his efforts on Friday, Feb. 28. The baby was taken to the hospital after the incident and last we heard the baby was out of the hospital.