September Firefighter of the MonthOctober, 05, 2016
October 5, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (SH2016-30)
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
R. Steve Huffman
Public Information Officer
(251) 208-7163/Fax: (251) 208-5843
SEPTEMBER FIREFIGHTER OF THE MONTH
On August 24, 2016, Firefighter-Driver Randy Reed was off duty and having dinner with his wife at a restaurant on Schillinger Road. While dining, Randyís wife spotted a gentleman that appeared to be choking and alerted Randy.
Randy immediately ran to render aide to the man. As he was approaching the man he witnessed a young lady, who was eating with the gentleman, trying, unsuccessfully, to do the Heimlich maneuver on the much larger gentleman.
By the time Randy reached him, the gentleman had gone limp.
With his quick and knowledgeable reaction, Randy was able to successfully dislodge the object from the gentlemanís throat.
Mayor Sandy Stimpson, on behalf of all the citizens, presented the Firefighter of the Month award for September to Driver Randy Reed.
Mobile Fire-Rescue Department encourages everyone to learn basic first aid to include CPR.