Off-duty deputy chief saves man during medical emergency at basketball game

Andover Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Kyle Murphy was participating in a men’s basketball league when he stepped in to perform CPR


By FireRescue1 Staff

ANDOVER, Mass. — An off-duty deputy chief of a Massachusetts fire department stepped in to render aid during a medical emergency at a basketball game.

Andover Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Kyle Murphy was participating in a men’s basketball league game at a school last week when a man in his 50s experienced a medical episode, according to a statement by the agency.

Murphy performed CPR and used a defibrillator on the man before Andover Fire Rescue crews arrived and transported the patient to the hospital.

The man is now in stable condition, according to the agency.

“Deputy Chief Murphy has long demonstrated a true dedication to lifesaving and serving our community, and thankfully he was present at this game to help this man,” said Chief Michael Mansfield. “Well done to him and every member of the department who also responded to this emergency.”

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