It was a life or death situation with little chance of making it. A Spokane area firefighter and medic went into cardiac arrest at his home on Mt. Spokane. Luckily someone close to him who he trained more than three decades ago was there.
“If she wasn’t here I would have died,” Rick Stone said.
It was a Saturday night and Carol Stone and her husband had just gotten home from dinner when he told her something was wrong. As he stood up, Rick suddenly collapsed.
Immediately, Carol recognized her husband was in full cardiac arrest and began performing CPR on him for seven until paramedics arrived and rushed him to the hospital.
For most, that’s where the story would end. Nearly 90 percent of those who go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital don’t survive. But Rick and Carol aren’t like most people.