Branford Firefighters Rescue Dog Stuck in Fence, Save Woman Who Had Heart Attack

Branford firefighters rescued a dog whose head got stuck in a fence and saved someone who had a heart attack on a busy day of calls at the close of the holiday weekend.

Those were a couple of the 11 calls the fire department had on Sunday.

Crews revived a 58-year-old Branford resident who went into cardiac arrest. She was taken to the hospital and still had a pulse when firefighters were leaving. Medical staff is taking care of her. Fire officials were pleased with the successful outcome and said "it's not that often that we get to make someone's holiday a little bit longer.

Branford firefighters also responded to help a dog who got his head stuck in  afence.

Engine and rescue companies responded and removed the dog from the fence. The pup wasn't injured and was very happy to be free.

Both calls came in Sunday morning.

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