(City of Pocatello Press Release, December 1, 2021)

The Pocatello Fire Department will be presenting Citizens Life Saving Awards to eight recipients Friday December 3 at 12 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center, Building #44 on the Idaho State University campus, adjacent to Reed Gym.

Citizens Life Saving Awards will be presented to Emily Turpin, Erika Lazaro, Jenifer Jaurez Garcia, Sansar Kharal, Lauren Smith, Jessica Moss, Shelby Williams and Karen Homstad for their efforts on October 14, 2021.

On that day, an individual was utilizing the gym in the Student Recreation Center and went into cardiac arrest.  The eight award recipients acted immediately.  They remained calm, called 9-1-1, started CPR and applied an AED, and directed EMS to the patient.  Their actions played a vital role in the patient’s successful outcome.

For more information about the Citizens Life Saving Award, contact Kim Stouse, Pocatello Fire Department Community Risk Reduction Specialist at 208-234-7083.


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