Last month, Hamilton County EMS held its annual awards banquet for personnel. They also recognize other departments and personnel when the need arises. Chief Ken Wilkerson presented the First Responder Award to the South Dade Volunteer Fire Department. Firefighters Matt Hill and Mark Canterbury responded to Interstate 24 in November 2013, regarding a female ejected from a car. They arrived to find her lying on the side of the road.
These firefighters quickly assessed the patient and provided immediate medical attention while Hamilton County EMS was responding to the scene. HCEMS personnel recommended this award to these firefighters for their quick response and excellent medical care to the patient.
AMY MAXWELL, Public Information Officer, Hamilton County Emergency Services