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Off-Duty Greenwich Firefighter Saves 4-Year-Old Caught In Car Sunroof

An off-duty Greenwich firefighter saved the life of a 4-year-old boy in Port Chester who was caught in a car's sunroof.
An off-duty Greenwich firefighter saved the life of a 4-year-old boy in Port Chester who was caught in a car's sunroof. Photo Credit: Greenwich Professional Firefighters / Facebook

GREENWICH, Conn. — An off-duty Greenwich firefighter is being applauded for saving the life of a 4-year-old boy who became caught in the sunroof of a car, according to the Greenwich Free Press.

The frightening incident occurred on a recent afternoon when Greenwich Firefighter Matt Gordiski saw a crowd gathered at a car near Willett Avenue and North Main Street in Port Chester, N.Y., the Greenwich Free Press.

Gordiski hopped out of his car and ran across traffic to the chaotic scene, where people were trying to help the boy, who was unconscious and going into respiratory and cardiac arrest, the Free Press said.

The 4-year-old boy had been playing with the car's sunroof and gotten his neck caught, the story said.

Taking command of the situation, Gordiski began performing chest compressions and continued until Port Chester/Rye EMS personnel arrived, Greenwich Free Press said.

Physicians and EMS said Gordiski saved the boy's life, the story said.

A letter commending Gordiski — written by Port Chester Police Chief Richard Conway to Greenwich Fire Chief Peter Siecienski — was read at Thursday's Greenwich Board of Selectmen meeting, the Free Press said.

Click here to read the story at the Greenwich Free Press website.

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