Man thanks Chandler Fire Department for saving his life after suffering medical episode

CHANDLER, AZ - A Valley man was reunited with the Chandler firefighters who saved his life after he suffered a dangerous medical episode.

The electrician was working on a construction site five stories up at Intel when he keeled over and firefighters just happened to be on campus for training.

Jack Williamson has been in the hospital for days but was reunited with his rescuers Thursday morning.

"I'm grateful to be alive," said Williamson. "I'm grateful to everyone that was there."

Chandler firefighters were already on the campus training Intel's emergency response team.

"We heard the call kick out and we were in the training classroom," said Chandler Fire Captain Ronnie Wetch.

They rushed up five stories and started chest compressions on Williamson.

"We ended up shocking him four times and we called the fire department and an ambulance," said Wetch.

A crane operator also just happened to be nearby and was able to lift Williamson down to safety.

"We got him down and the ambulance was perfectly timed," said Wetch. "They loaded him up, transported him and got him to the hospital."

"I just want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart and I just appreciate what everyone did," said Williamson.
 

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