Fire Capt. saves firefighter who recruited him
When a 50-year veteran firefighter collapsed during a Thanksgiving day race, his running partners were fellow firefighters
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Ed McCormick, a Great Barrington firefighter for more than 50 years, has helped many people in emergency situations during his service to the town.
At this past Thanksgiving’s annual Turkey Trot Race at Bard College at Simon's Rock, some of his brother firefighters returned the favor by aiding him in his time of need.
McCormick, 68, had been walking and talking with Great Barrington Fire Captain Marc Palumbo and firefighter Chris Nelson on the race course and had just moved ahead of them when they saw him fall over. They knew it was serious by the way McCormick had fallen, and it turned out he was in cardiac arrest.