BARBOURSVILLE – Five local first responders – including Winfield Police Chief Bobby Eggleton – were honored with the Life-Saving Award for their actions in saving a heart attack victim’s life at Huntington Mall.
Eggleton, along with officer Bradwick Simmons, of Barboursville polic Department and Lindsay Harmon, Randi Tawney and Chad Ward, all of Cabell County EMS, were honored
Tuesday night at teh Barboursville City Council meeting. The award was presented by Cabell County EMS and St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Cabell County EMS responded to a cardiac arrest call at Huntington Mall in November after a 45-year-old truck driver collapsed outside his vehicle. The crew arrived to find Simmons and Eggleton, who was off duty at the time, performing CPR.
EMS continued life-saving measures as the man was taken to St. Mary’s
Medical Center. After an extended stay in the intensive care unit and several weeks in the hospital, the man was discharged.
“This is an example of how, when all first responders work together, life-saving results are accomplished,” said Connie Priddy, compliance officer at Cabell County EMS. “Excellent care – and the timing of that care – saved this gentleman’s life. We are proud to recognize all involved for their efforts.”