For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020
Contact: Kelsey Bode
Email: [email protected]
Off-Duty Andover Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Saves a Life
ANDOVER — Chief Michael Mansfield is pleased to share that Deputy Fire Chief Kyle Murphy recently saved a life while he was off-duty.
At 8:57 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, Deputy Chief Murphy performed CPR and used a defibrillator on an Andover man in his 50s at a basketball game at Andover’s West Elementary School. Deputy Chief Murphy was off-duty and participating in a men’s basketball league at the time of the incident.
Crews from Andover Fire Rescue’s Engine 3 and A-3, including Lt. Barry Thornton, Firefighter John McMullen, Firefighter Brian Landry, Firefighter Robert Murphy and Firefighter David Eulie responded to the scene, continued care and transported the man by ambulance to Lawrence General Hospital. Andover Police and Lawrence General Hospital paramedics also provided support.
As of Monday, the man was in stable condition in a Boston hospital.
“Deputy Chief Murphy has long demonstrated a true dedication to lifesaving and serving our community, and thankfully he was present at this game to help this man,” Chief Mansfield said. “Well done to him and every member of the department who also responded to this emergency.”