Two local EMTs were recognized for their heroic efforts this week.
White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company members Anna Duranske and Rob Powell were recognized on Tuesday at the annual Baltimore County Commendations Ceremony.
Duranke and Powell witnessed the driver of a vehicle along Pulaski Highway go into cardiac arrest a few months ago. They quickly applied the defibrillator and performed life-saving care. The patient survived, according to WMVFC Captain Rick Blubaugh.
For their quick action, they were awarded a unit citation from the Baltimore County Fire Department. The event was held at Loch Raven High School on Tuesday evening.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and Fire Chief John Hohman attended the annual event, which honors first responders and civilians who have performed exceptionally over the past 12 months.
The Fire Department Commendations Board, comprised of career and volunteer personnel, considers nominations for awards based on specific criteria including intelligent decision making, skill, bravery and risk.