Excerpts from the Dailyherald.com:

As a Long Grove Fire Protection District crew participated in continuing education for cardiac arrest protocols, a man sounded his truck’s horn at the station’s garage doors seeking help last month.

Chief Robert Turpel issued commendations Monday night to his firefighters and the registered nurse who was providing the cardiac arrest training for saving the life of Christopher Loeber, 58, of Long Grove. 

Loeber was heading to work on July 16 when he began having breathing problems. After finding his rescue inhaler empty and unable to speak, he decided against calling 911 and figured the firehouse was his best shot for help. He pulled his truck in front of the fire station’s doors at about 10:10 a.m.

CPR and advanced life support were provided to Loeber, who was without a pulse for possibly up to three minutes. His pulse returned with adequate cardiac output on the way to Good Shepherd,