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Jets trainers saved a life on the way to Scouting Combine

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While most NFL training staffs in Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine are there to make sure their teams don’t make a medical mistake, the Jets actually did something far more important this week.

According to Darryl Slater of the Newark Star-Ledger, two Jets assistant trainers, Josh Koch and Dave Zuffelato, helped save a life during and emergency on the way there.

The door had just closed on their flight from Newark when an elderly woman was in distress, and the two trainers came to her aid along with a doctor who was on board. They got her off the plane and performed CPR for five minutes until an ambulance arrived.

“We’re conditioned to help people,” Zuffelato said. “When the situation arose, the doctor, Josh and I did our best to help.”

If they do nothing else this week, it was well spent, and the Jets should be proud to employ people who were ready to step up to help someone in need.

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18 Responses to “Jets trainers saved a life on the way to Scouting Combine”
  1. nj22 says: Feb 25, 2014 7:58 AM

    Great job! Now if they can just restart Santonio’s heart!

  2. skoobyfl says: Feb 25, 2014 7:59 AM

    Now they need to help breathe life into the Jets QB’s.

  3. campcouch says: Feb 25, 2014 7:59 AM

    Thank you gents.

  4. davekiid says: Feb 25, 2014 8:12 AM

    Way to go gentlemen!

  5. robrocker1959 says: Feb 25, 2014 8:17 AM

    Maybe they can resurrect the state of the franchise

  6. coltsjason says: Feb 25, 2014 8:19 AM

    Great job guys with all the bad we here about the NFL here is some good

  7. buckemtp says: Feb 25, 2014 8:19 AM

    It says they saved a life but doesn’t state that they achieved ROSC and the woman lived. Just performing cpr does not mean the woman lived.

  8. whatnojets says: Feb 25, 2014 8:23 AM

    I tip my hat to all three!

    If that elderly woman succumbed to her medical condition, can you imagine the law suits that would have been filed by her relatives?

  9. eastofmissball says: Feb 25, 2014 8:47 AM

    Nice to hear, “Assistance” Get a (That a boy) If you do not know it is the Operation’s staff, that bust their rear ends day in and day out, and never will see 18 holes of golf… Nice job fellas even if it is off site..

  10. jbl429 says: Feb 25, 2014 8:59 AM

    Where were they when Sanchez’s career was on life support?

  11. thevikesarebest says: Feb 25, 2014 9:03 AM

    That’s the best thing the jets did in over 40years.

  12. JackedUpSports says: Feb 25, 2014 9:06 AM

    J-E-T-S baby. That’s how we do.

  13. realnflmaster says: Feb 25, 2014 9:09 AM

    What were the Jills, Fish, and Cheatriot trainers doing? Probably nothing, because they know the JETS will win it all in 2014.

  14. fdugrad says: Feb 25, 2014 10:31 AM

    Nice story, great job, and thanks to all the trained/skilled heros.

  15. cometkazie says: Feb 25, 2014 10:35 AM

    Good people doing good things!

    Thanks for reporting it.

  16. bigbosscrispy says: Feb 25, 2014 11:03 AM

    LOL for the JEts – can’t wait to see the circus come to San Diego this season and get Molly whopped

  17. peepeetoucher says: Feb 25, 2014 2:09 PM

    Man these lame jokes on PFT are beyond bad. There is a lot of corny people out there that think their funny by repeating what someone else already wrote just to get thumbs up. Bunch of wannabe 12 year olds on here.

  18. lrjets says: Feb 25, 2014 3:25 PM

    There are actually alleged mammals above who gave a thumb down to this story.
    Hard to believe? Their Cheetoh-stained hands gave thumbs down.

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