Life-saving Cullman firefighters honored by Cullman City Council

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Left to right are Chris Edwards, Jason Daniel, Hunter Patterson, Jonathan Wilson and Keith Bates. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – On Monday evening, the Cullman City Council recognized the skills and efforts of five Cullman Fire Rescue staffers credited with helping save a life.  The team honored is from Station 2 near Heritage Park; the firemen were cited for providing advanced life-saving services including multiple defibrillations during an emergency in 2018.  

Members include:

  • EMT/Lt. Keith Bates
  • EMT/Engineer Jason Daniel
  • Paramedic/Engineer Chris Edwards
  • EMT/Firefighter Hunter Patterson
  • Advanced EMT/Engineer Jonathan Wilson

Councilman and Public Safety Committee Chair Andy Page congratulated the men, saying, “You continue to set an example of excellence through courage, loyalty, and a passion for what you do.”

Cullman Fire Rescue Chief Brian Bradberry explained his department’s commitment to medical training:

“Around nine or 10 years ago, Cullman Fire Rescue enhanced their medical response to advanced life support.  And essentially what that meant was we trained our firefighters as advanced medical-like paramedics and EMTs.  So, that being said, we got them trained. This allowed them to do things like intubation, IVs, cardiac defibrillation and cardiac drug therapy.  It gave them a lot of options to help the community, just to give you guys better service.”

Cullman Fire Rescue works in concert with other agencies like Cullman EMS to provide as much help as possible to those in medical crisis.

Bradberry said of his men, “We’re so proud of them and proud of what they did.  Each year, all year long, these guys do this type of work.”

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