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Posted on: December 12, 2022

American Red Cross Presents Lifesaving Awards to Cedar Falls Public Safety

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The American Red Cross has announced members of Cedar Falls Public Safety as the recipients of Lifesaving Awards through the Red Cross Lifesaving Awards Program.

The Lifesaving Awards celebrate the actions of Red Cross-trained Professional Responders and Healthcare Professionals for extraordinary service in the line of duty. Cedar Falls Public Safety personnel involved in three incidents this past year will be receiving the honor during a ceremony on December 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Public Safety Building (4600 South Main Street).

"The dedication of these individuals to serve others, to remain calm in the face of intense adversity, and work selflessly to protect their community is truly what it means to be a first responder," said Cedar Falls Public Safety Director Craig Berte. "We thank them for all they do for the people of Cedar Falls and congratulate them on this well-deserved honor."

Cedar Falls Public Safety Recipients 

Officer Morgan Hoeft, Firefighter Kristi Hanson, Firefighter Josh Getz, Firefighter Troy Purdy in recognition of their response to an incident on May 10, 2022, involving lifesaving procedures on an unconscious patient.

Hoeft, Hanson Getz Purdy

Officer Hannah Hoffa, Captain Derek Brown, Firefighter Javier Mercado, Firefighter Ethan Schultzen alongside fellow award recipients Laura Staley and Bruce Earnest from MercyOne in recognition of their response to an incident on May 31, 2022, involving a medical emergency for a pregnant female. As a result of lifesaving efforts, the mother and newborn were ultimately safe and healthy.  

Officer Thomas Fey, Firefighter Scott Dougan, Officer John Kramer, Lieutenant Carson Barron, Firefighter Ethan Schultzen in recognition of their response to an incident on May 24, 2022, involving a patient who lost consciousness while on the phone with 911 dispatchers.   

Fey Dougan Kramer Schultzen

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