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It wasn't all bad

High school senior saves coworker's life with skills he learned as a volunteer firefighter

He's only been certified as a volunteer firefighter for one month, but high school senior Daniel Dowty has already made his firehouse proud.

The 18-year-old from Wisconsin also works at a Shopko, and during one recent shift, he heard a crash and saw that a coworker had collapsed. The colleague didn't have a pulse, and after calling for help, Dowty started administering CPR, which authorities say saved his coworker's life. "When you look at the survival rates of people who are pulseless, non-breathing, early CPR is the key to reviving those people," Grafton Fire Department Chief Bill Rice told Inside Edition. "In this case, Daniel was able to provide early CPR, and that's why he made a difference." His coworker has made a full recovery.

Dowty first became involved with the Grafton Fire Department when he was 14, and he said after he graduates from high school, he'd like to become a full-time firefighter while studying natural resources at the University of Wisconsin. Catherine Garcia