Detroit Fire Department honors first responders for heroic acts, saving lives

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 17:47:07-04

They risked their lives to save others.  Tuesday they were recognized by  the Detroit Fire Department Honors Program.

The Fire Commission recognized numerous acts of heroism. 

There were the EMS and Fire Crews who responded to help a 1-year-old who relied on a ventilator.  The ventilator stopped working.  They were able to quickly determine why and save her life.

The EMS and Fire personnel who responded to the double shooting of a woman and a baby on Madeline in Detroit in May were recognized.  Protocol calls for them to wait for police to enter a shooting scene for safety purposes.  When they found out a baby’s life was at stake, they broke that rule, risking their lives, and saving the shooting victims.

The crews who responded to a school bus accident after it had crashed into a building were recognized.  They helped the driver and injured children in a very chaotic scene.

The medics who saw smoke, investigated, and then saved two women trapped in a burning vehicle were given commendations.

The firefighters who saved a man who suffered a heart attack with their relatively new medical training were also recognized.