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Above and Beyond: 8-year-old to receive commendation from GIFC

by jmaloni
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 03:50 pm

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.

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