Cherokee County Firefighters Recognized for Saving Lives

  • Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News - Metered Site
  • Published: 05/16/2024 12:26 AM

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services held an awards ceremony Tuesday night at the Cherokee County Fire Training Complex, recognizing the exceptional accomplishments and dedication of 30 firefighters. The firefighters were presented awards for their responses to five separate incidents over the past several years. Among the accolades were four Emergency Medical Services Lifesaver Awards and one Unit Citation. EMS Lifesaver Awards were presented to Benjy Pearson, Anna Bowyer, Troy Kizer, Zach Bennett, Larry Stephenson III, Corey Wester, Beau Witcher, and Logan Woodall. According to the fire department, these firefighters were credited with exceptional patient care which resulted in saving the life of a newborn patient in cardiac arrest. Through their swift actions, the patient received necessary treatment, was transported to a hospital, and made a remarkable recovery.


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