|Published:||Feb 28, 2013 6:01 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 28, 2013 6:01 PM EST|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- A stroll through Bell Tower Shoppes in South Fort Myers on Tuesday almost turned deadly for Janice Hanson, 79 of Minnesota.
Janice and her husband Ken flew to Fort Myers to see the Minnesota Twins play at Hammond Stadium. The two had only been in Southwest Florida for six hours when Janice went into cardiac arrest.
Today Hanson was reunited with the two South Trail firefighters who saved her life. She asked Firefighter/Paramedic Casey Moore and John Pinto to come to the Intensive Care Unit at Gulf Coast Hospital where she's recovering so that she could thank them personally.
"That's what this job is all about. All the education we get, the training, it's all worth it just for this," Moore said.
Hanson was listed in good condition in the I.C.U. as of 6:00 PM Thursday.
Saves like hers are recognized by the Phoenix Award. South Trail firefighters have received 24 of them in the last five years.