Colorado senate president John Morse, former paramedic, rescues collapsed man at meeting

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - Colorado's senate president John Morse put some old skills to use this week to help save a man's life.

Morse is a former paramedic.

At a commission meeting in Jefferson County Friday, a man collapsed.

The man wasn't breathing and he had no pulse.

While Morse was prepping to do CPR, he opened the man's airway and the man started to breathe again and regained consciousness.

Morse said it was no big deal.

"I used the skills I learned as a paramedic to help someone who fell ill," Morse said in a statement. "I was able to help the person while we waited for paramedics to arrive.  I did not do anything out of the ordinary."

"While neither CPR nor an Automated External Defibrillator were necessary in this case, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to learn how to use these potentially life-saving tools -- you never know when you will need them," said Morse.