The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office presented a life-saving award to two Lakeview Emergency Medical Service (EMS) paramedics on Tuesday, March 12.
Jeff Price and Kevin Zimmerman were part of a team responding to an emergency call for service in the Town of Hudson, Wisconsin. The team also included:
- Sgt. Tim Kufus
- Deputy Nick Krueger
- Department of Natural Resources Warden Isaac Kruse
- Citizens Steve Stocklen, Tom Teske and Derek Fisher
- St. Croix County 911 dispatchers
Working together, the team ultimately saved the man’s life.
The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office holds an annual awards recognition banquet to recognize public safety professionals and citizens for acts of bravery, compassion and professionalism.
“We’re honored that the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office has recognized the life-saving actions of two of our paramedics working alongside other public safety professionals and citizens,” said Jon Muller, Director of Lakeview EMS. “This situation shows the importance of early CPR, immediate access to 911, rapid response and treatment by both Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support responders. We’re so proud of the great work our paramedics do every day. They’re on duty 24/7, responding to more than 7,000 requests for service every year. We hope that people won’t ever need our services, but if they do, our team will be there. Please learn CPR if you have never been trained – it truly improves survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest.”