Austin Pugh, Colorado Springs firefighter and paramedic

Colorado Springs firefighter and paramedic Austin Pugh is known for bringing people back from the dead after a cardiac arrest. He is credited with successfully resuscitating 11 patients, meaning they suffered little to no neurological loss. He was awarded the fire department's Medical Director Award in February.


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