First Responder in East Brandywine Welcomed Home After Finding Himself in the Caring Hands of Colleagues


First responders in East Brandywine Township welcomed home their colleague, volunteer EMS Captain Greg Kohlmaier, whom they helped save after he had a heart attack, writes Corey Davis for 6ABC. 

“I’m feeling okay, just a little tired,” said Kohlmaier. 

The 72-year-old has been through a lot in two weeks. He went from not breathing to thanking his work family at East Brandywine Fire Company for helping save him after a heart attack. 

“It was unbelievable when you see your husband laying there, not breathing,” said Kohlmaier’s wife, Karen. “I was screaming his name, calling 9-1-1, and unlocking the front door. Then the 9-1-1 operator told me to start CPR.” 

She did what she could until the first responders arrived. They proceeded to work tirelessly on their co-worker on the way to the hospital and finally managed to get a pulse. 

Several agencies and healthcare providers played a role in saving his life, including Minquas EMS, East Brandywine police, and Chester County Hospital. 

Now happy to be back home, Kohlmaier is recommending that everybody learn how to do CPR, as you never know if you might need it to save somebody’s life. 

Read more about Greg Kohlmaier at 6ABC

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