Firefighter saves man’s life at Clemson, Syracuse football game

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SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 14: Tee Higgins #5 of the Clemson Tigers runs with the ball during a game against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome on September 14, 2019 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR) – In the right place at the right time, a firefighter is being credited with saving the life of a man who was going into cardiac arrest at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

Greg Popps, President of the Fairmount Fire Department, was attending Saturday night’s game between Clemson and Syracuse when he noticed a man losing consciousness.

Popps jumped into action and administered CPR while medical staff were arriving.

Because of Popps’ quick-thinking, the man was conscious and breathing when medical staff arrived to bring him to the hospital.

The man was taken from the Dome with no noticeable issues, according to the fire department.

The fire department posting about the incident on Facebook:

This evening, 9 members and their families enjoyed the Syracuse vs Clemson football game at the station. Maintaining two…

Posted by Fairmount Fire Department on Saturday, September 14, 2019

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