VIDEO: For anyone who has a heart attack outside of a hospital, their chances of survival are slim if there’s no one around to perform CPR.
On Monday, Clackamas County Fire District #1 recognized some life-savers who stepped in to start chest compressions at their “Chain of Survival" celebration.
The invited guests include 13 people who've suffered heart attacks recently, and the first responders who got there in time to save them.
That includes firefighter Brett Glover, who helped bring one man back from the brink.
Authorities say the key to surviving a cardiac arrest is for someone to spot the signs early and call 9-1-1.
It also helps to get immediate hands-on CPR.