‘Can happen to anyone': Florida firefighter who went into cardiac arrest grateful to be alive

  • Source: WTVJ-TV NBC 6 Miami
  • Published: 05/13/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A 23-year-old Miami firefighter is grateful to be alive following a scary incident during a training exercise. Reece Blake was a recruit in a class, training to become a SWAT medic in Miami. SWAT medics respond to incidents involving police officers in moments of crisis. On March 5th, Reece was running from Lummus Park to Virginia Key as part of a training day when he collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. "The last thing I remember was running past Fire Station 4 in Brickell," Reece recalled Wednesday. Seven fellow Miami firefighters and 7 Miami Police officers rushed to provide lifesaving aid seconds after he collapsed. Miami Police Officer Pedro Julio Moreno was one of the first to jump into action. "I started doing compressions. You’re supposed to do 30 compressions and two breaths. I was doing like 50 or 60 nonstop," Moreno said.


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