Everyday Hero and BVFD recognized at MCFRS EMS awards
On March 9th Chief Ryman and other representatives of the BVFD gathered at the Montgomery County EMS awards as an award was presented to Everyday Hero Paul Herbert who was in the right time and place in June 2021. His neighbor was working under a VW bus and when disaster struck and he was pinned underneath the vehicle, Mr. Herbert sprung to action, retrieving a jack and lifting the vehicle enough to allow his neighbor to breathe, but not high enough to risk the vehicle falling again. Mr. Herbert stayed with his neighbor until the crew from Burtonsville FS715 arrived.
The BVFD was proud to have been able to recognize Mr. Herbert formally, and as a bonus, the entire crew received commendation as well, as part of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue’s “Chain of Survival.” It is an important reminder that it is not only the EMTs and Firefighters that lead to successful rescues, but the bystanders, 911 operators and everyone that comes after the apparatus comes and goes.
To hear more about the incident and the heartfelt words of the survivor, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD0HsE1HIxY