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Firefighters 'shovel it forward' for man who suffered cardiac emergency

by Scott Stump / / Source: TODAY

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Some Wisconsin firefighters who helped finish the job for a man who had a cardiac emergency while shoveling snow are now inspiring others in snow-blanketed areas to help out their neighbors.

On Sunday, the Greenfield Fire Department in Greenfield, Wisconsin, responded to a call about a man who had a heart issue while shoveling after a storm that dumped a foot of snow. After transporting him to the hospital, the firefighters returned to the man's driveway and shoveled the rest of it for him, according to a Facebook post by the department.

The Greenfield Fire Department then started a hashtag, #ShovelItForward, encouraging others to pitch in for those who may need help dealing with heavy snow.

It has inspired others digging out from recent storms in the Midwest and Northeast to pitch in for their neighbors.

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