Teen Firefighter Saves Ump At Baseball Game
It started just like any other baseball game. Fans cheered on the community players and fun was being had by all. However, plays weren't the only thing being saved at this game.
"They went to throw the next pitch and the umpire just fell over," he told FOX 29. "They thought he overheated, so they were trying to cool him down with some water, but nothing was happening. They lifted him up and his face was really blue."
Junior Firefighter Michael Brodzinksi, 16, was just rounding second base as the ump fell in distress. Due to his training as a firefighter, he knew was to do. He proceeded to issue CPR.
"I hop in, I took his padding off his chest, started chest compressions and breaths, and that's it," he explained. "I would do 30 chest compressions and 2 breaths; that's the ratio."
The ump finally started to breathe and got a pulse back as the EMTs arrived. The junior firefighter is being hailed as a hero. But in his eyes he's just doing what he was called to do.