A Romanian firefighter is catching a lot of attention after a video of him performing CPR on a dog went viral.

When the firefighter realized there were no human casualties, he decided to go above and beyond to save the life of a local dog suffering from smoke inhalation. The dog was completely unconscious when the hero arrived.


When the video starts below, you can see him aggressively performing CPR on the lifeless dog. Deep hard compressions were followed by the rescuer actually performing mouth to mouth resuscitation.

The firefighter eventually got an oxygen mask on the dog while another continued compression. For those of you who don’t know, performing CPR can be extremely tiring…at least on a human. I would assume the same is true for CPR on a dog.


At some point, the dog was able to begin breathing on his own. It was then taken to a nearby veterinarian to continue treatment.

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