MH firefighters help save a life
By Chad Ingram
Published Jan. 31, 2019
Last week, two Minden Hills firefighters were honoured for assisting in saving a vital-signs-absent patient early in the new year.
Firefighter Cody Withey and fire chief Mike Bekking received lightning bolt pins during a Jan. 24 Minden Hills council meeting. Lightning bolt pins are awarded to first responders who are able to successfully resuscitate a patient with no vital signs.
As Deputy Mayor Lisa Schell explained, the firefighters responded to a medical call in the southern area of the township on Jan. 3.
“A vital-signs-absent patient was found, and together with the paramedics, a return of pulse and breathing was obtained within three minutes of patient contact,” Schell said as she presented Withey and Bekking with the pins. “As a community, we should be proud of the work our firefighters perform, 24 hours day, seven days a week.”