Oviedo first responders honored with lifesaving award after woman suffers heart attack

Oviedo first responders honored with lifesaving award after woman suffers heart attack
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Four first responders in Oviedo are being recognized for saving a woman’s life after her heart stopped.

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Janie Pettaway was able to thank them in person this week and it was an emotional reunion.

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It’s not often first responders get to reunite with people they help.

But the first responders said her husband is also a hero.

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In July, Pettaway was home when her heart suddenly stopped.

Robert Pettaway, her husband of 47 years, performed CPR for about five minutes until an ambulance arrived.

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The Pettaways reunited with the paramedics who responded that night and the team members were presented with a lifesaving award.

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The Oviedo Fire Department said this highlights the importance of immediate hands-only CPR.

Mrs. Pettaway celebrated her 70th birthday on Wednesday.

After this scare, she says her outlook on life is now just making the most of each day.

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