FIREFIGHTERS helped save the life of a heart attack victim near the scene of a garden blaze they attended on Friday afternoon.
Two members of the fire crew, which had been called to an incident in East Dene, put their medical training into practice after the man collapsed.
They performed CPR for 15 minutes until paramedics arrived to take the man, in his 60s, to hospital.
Station manager Jonathan Dyson said: “Such a quick thinking and a professional response not only highlights the exceptional and broad skills our frontline staff possess, but also underlines the variety of work our crews can be called upon to carry out in the line of duty.
“Our thoughts are with the casualty and we wish him a full and speedy recovery.”
The cause of the midday blaze on Brook Road was still under investigation, the fire service said on Friday.