NY firefighters revive unresponsive infant
Firefighter: "I don't even know if I had my shoes on when I ran out the door ... we were probably out of the firehouse in 45 seconds."
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — Anthony Mitchell could hear the family's screams before he jumped out of the fire truck. Mount Vernon firefighters knew the situation was serious at 133 South 1st Ave. on Sunday, when a call came in at 6:19 a.m. about a child who was not breathing and had no pulse.
The nine-month-old boy is now back home and healthy, though, thanks to the quick work of firefighters who delivered oxygen and performed CPR on the child. The boy's father noticed his son was unresponsive while the two were sharing a bed, Mitchell said, a practice that often has grave consequences.
"I don't even know if I had my shoes on when I ran out the door," said Mitchell, who responded with Charles Ranken and Lt. Michael Brown. "We were probably out of the firehouse in 45 seconds."