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Photo of the Week: Recognizing Ill. life-savers

The city of Columbia and ZOLL presented awards and challenge coins


Photo/Columbia IL Police Department

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By EMS1 Staff

COLUMBIA, Ill. — Members of Columbia Emergency Medical Service and the local police department received awards this month at a city council meeting for their efforts to save two lives.

In addition, ZOLL Medical Corp.’s Jason Fenton presented the first responders with challenge coins, the Republic-Times reported.

Both calls involved treating community members suffering cardiac arrest, and both patients recovered.


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