by Ray Pauley
Public Information Officer
Grand Island Fire Co.
Grand Island Fire Chief Kevin Koch reports a fourth-grade student at Kaegebein Elementary School will receive this year's Fire Prevention Commendation during a special award ceremony at the Oct. 10 open house event.
Eight-year-old Kiersten Winstel sprang into action and called 911 for help when her mother collapsed during a medical emergency on Nov. 20, 2012. She is being recognized for her quick-thinking response in a life-threatening situation when she calmly and coolly summoned GIFC emergency medical services personnel to assist her mother. Her levelheaded actions reflect an ability to take on grown-up responsibilities in service to others - a testament to the true spirit of fire prevention volunteerism at its very best.