Local Lifesavers Receive Award

On March 2, 2009 Jessica Vurginac, Morgan Lewis and Courtenay Chaffin, trained in American Red Cross Waterpark Lifeguarding, helped save the life of a male victim. A call came over the radio that a man had gone down in the men’s locker room at the recreational center they worked at in Dublin. By the time Jessica, Morgan and Courtenay reached the victim, the call to 9-1-1 was already in progress. When they reached the victim they found no signs of life. The team used an Automated External Defibrillator and CPR to revive the man, helping save his life. For this act they have been awarded the American Red Cross Lifesaving Award for the Professional Responder. This is one of the highest awards given by the Red Cross to an individual or team who saves or sustains a life by using skills and knowledge learned in an American Red Cross course. Earlier this week, American Red Cross of Greater Columbus CEO, Michael Carroll presented the three with this honor at the Dublin City Council meeting. Congratulations Jessica, Morgan and Courtenay, what a tremendous accomplishment! 

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