Firefighters who 'saved' John Krikorian's life visit him in hospital

More than a week after collpasing at an award ceremony of an apparent heart attack, John Krikorian had some special guests visit him at Glendale Adventist Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit.

Firefighters from Glendale's Fire Station 25 checked in on the magazine publisher, his son and Glendale school board member, Greg Krikorian said.

Midway through accepting an award at the annual Fire Department awards ceremony, John Krikorian lost consciousness and collapsed as Glendale firefighter-paramedics rushed in to catch him. Crews from Fire Station 25 performed emergency CPR as he was rushed to Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

Greg Kirkorian said that firefighters from station 25 saved his father's life.

On Tuesday John Krikorian began breathing on his own after relying on a ventilator since his collapse. Greg Krikorian said that there's still a long road to recovery ahead for his father.


John Krikorian now breathing on his own, his son says

-- Katie Landan, Times Community News

Twitter: @katielandan

Photo: Firefighters from Glendale's 25 Fire Station visit John Kirkorian. (Photo courtesy of Greg Krikorian)

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