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Colleagues' CPR saves retired Connecticut firefighter 
There's really no good place to have your heart stop beating, but Ed Lescoe is grateful nonetheless than when his stopped Friday night in a buffet line at the Farmington Gardens banquet facility, he was surrounded by people who knew what to do. The occasion was a party to honor retiring Farmington Fire Chief Tim Vibert. The room was full of emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters and police officers. "I'm in the buffet line. I started feeling a little light-headed, a little faint," Lescoe recalled Monday night from his room at the University of Connecticut Health Center. "So I put my hand out just to steady myself on my wife Kathy's shoulder. That's the last thing I remember."
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Off-duty Nebraska firefighter saves drowning girl's life 
What started as a normal children's birthday party at a local hotel ended in near tragedy; luckily a hero was within reach. It happened Saturday afternoon at the AmericInn near North 27th and I-80. A couple dozen kids under the age of 12 were celebrating a birthday at the indoor pool when a mom noticed something in the water. "I saw a dark spot like a square on the bottom of the pool and I was thinking that's a drain," LeAnn Holexa said. After realizing that dark spot was actually a little girl, Holexa sprang into action, jumping into the water and pulling the 6–year–old to safety. "When she was out of the water I was yelling help, for Guy," Holexa said. "Getting my name yelled in that way I knew something was really wrong, it wasn't just 'Guy come help me,'" Lincoln Fire Capt. Guy Pinkman said.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/08/24/2309912/two-off-duty-firefighters-save.html#storylink=cpy
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