Firefighter saves his own father's life

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A firefighter managed to save his own father's life (KTRK)

A routine call for a firefighter in Arizona turned into something very personal.

Derek Dee was heading to a not breathing call last month when he realized the address was his parents' house. He got there and saw his 71-year-old father, unconscious and on the floor.

He said, "When you see your dad lying on the ground and his face is blue and he's not breathing -- I was just saying, 'Come on dad, come on dad.'"

Dee's dad had suffered a stroke, but due to Dee's quick thinking, along with neighbors who helped perform CPR, his dad is alive today.

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