German Shepherd in cardiac arrest saved by firefighter’s mouth-to-snout resuscitation

Firefighters put their lives to risk to save others, and not only humans’, but animals’ as well. These brave men and women don’t hesitate to step into the danger, everyday to save lives. It’s also the case of Cristián Espinoza from San Antonio, Chile. When a house in San Antonio, Chile was in fire, firefighters and rescue teams promptly responded. While the humans inside were safety evacuated, two dogs were suffering cardiac arrest and he firefighters immediately began administering CPR.

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Apolo and Princesa, two beautiful German Shepards were inside the house when fire started. When they were finally pulled out, one of them was nearly dead. It’s when firefighter Cristián Espinoza stepped in. He gave the dog mouth-to-snout in order to get the dog breathing again. Both Apollo and Princesa were revived thanks to their rescuers’ efforts.

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According to Soy Chile, the dogs are resting comfortably with neighbors while the family gets back on their feet. The video captured the dramatic moments after the dogs were pulled out of the fire.

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) preserves brain function until proper blood circulation and breathing can be restored. The signs that indicate the need for CPR include unconsciousness, lack of arousal, lack of physical movement, or eye blinking. These symptoms can occur from drowning, choking, electrical shock, or a number of other situations.

Watch this brave firefighter in action, below!

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