Fire chief saves boy who collapsed during soccer practice

The chief, who is also the soccer coach, started CPR and revived the boy; he was taken to the hospital and will be OK

NBC New York 

CRESSKILL, N.J. — A New Jersey fire chief and pre-K recreational soccer team coach helped save a 4-year-old boy who collapsed on the floor during practice Wednesday.

Coach Chris Ulshoefer, who is the fire chief in Bergen County's Cresskill, was at the opposite end of the gym at Bryan Elementary School when the boy fell. He heard commotion and saw the boy's mother run, screaming, toward him.

"She was screaming for someone to dial 911," Ulshoefer said. He said he ran over to find the little boy prone on the hardwood floor, unconscious.

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