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    Default A real lifesaver...

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    A laid off paramedic who turned to delivering pizzas to make ends meet is credited with saving the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest just as a pizza was delivered to his door.
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    DENVER - A laid off paramedic who turned to delivering pizzas to make ends meet is credited with saving the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest just as a pizza was delivered to his door.

    Christopher Wuebben, 22, was delivering a pizza late last week to the suburban Denver home of George Linn, when he heard the man's wife screaming for help, according to Wuebben's boss, John Keiley.

    "Chris told the woman that he was trained in CPR and knew what to do," Keiley, owner of Johnny's New York Pizza, said on Tuesday. "He got him on the floor and brought him back to life before the fire department showed up."

    Linn was transported to Swedish Medical Center where he is listed in serious condition in the hospital's critical care unit, hospital spokeswoman Julie Lonborg told Reuters.

    Keiley said Wuebben is a military veteran who recently moved to Colorado after he was laid off from his paramedic job in Illinois. He said Wuebben is not scheduled to work at the pizza restaurant until later in the week, but Keiley may not have his new employee for long. At least one local hospital and a fire department have called to offer Wuebben a job in his chosen field after hearing of his heroics.

    "He's a good kid who was very nonchalant about what he did and hopefully this will work out for him," Keiley said.

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    Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/health/...#ixzz0uPaDsOgc
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    Saw this on the news. You never know who will help you if you need help!

    That is a nice looking pie. I want some!!
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    Sometimes you are just in the right place at the right time.

    Kudos to the kid

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    Apparently I've been approaching this whole getting hired thing all wrong out here. Who needs a good written score when all you really need is luck and a level head!

    Wonder if he got a good tip?

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    Good things for good people. Well done.

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    Hopefully everything works out for both parties.
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    Right place+Right time+Right person= Favorable Outcome.
    Bravo Zulu to the off duty medic.

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    Probably wouldn't have happened if the patient had been ordering salads all these years.
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    Outstanding!! Hope the job offers work out for the guy.

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    Sticker shock??
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    Might you also post this in the Junior FFs thread so they can debate over what medical gear he carries in his pockets and on his belt and whether or not his department allows him to have lights and sirens on his delivery car?
    Seriously,there is a good reason to hire a pizza delivery guy for a volunteer fire department.They know all the short cuts to every address near the store.You get one that knows what to do on scene and that's icing.

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