Heart Attack Survivor Returns to Fairfax to Thank Crews

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 13-69
Date:  July, 09, 2013

David Klepper, a heart attack survivor, returns to Fairfax July 15, at 6 p.m., 2013, at Fire and Rescue Station 22, Springfield, to thank first responders for saving his life on November 28, 2012. He will return with his spouse, and three children, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to personally thank and have dinner with those crews.

Klepper, who experienced chest pains while exercising at a Springfield hotel at approximately 10:30 p.m., quickly called 911 for help. Crews arrived within minutes and immediately provided resuscitation and continued critical emergency treatment.

Firefighters and paramedics used an Automatic External Defibrillator, administered CPR, and established an IV upon arrival. He was quickly transported to INOVA Fairfax Hospital for continued care.

Klepper's children wrote thank you letters to the crews; however, the children insisted that their father allow them to thank the first responders in person.

Fire Chief Richie Bowers will also attend the celebration.

For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger,
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
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