JSP personnel recognized for lifesaving efforts


By Nick Walton - [email protected]



Multiple members of the JSP Joint Fire District who participated in a cardiac arrest call this year that saved Dan Owens stand with the patient on Tuesday during a ceremony to thank them for their lifesaving efforts.


Nick Walton|Urbana Daily Citizen

Multiple members of the JSP Joint Fire District who participated in a cardiac arrest call last year that saved James Robbins stand with the patient on Tuesday during a ceremony to thank them for their lifesaving efforts.


Nick Walton|Urbana Daily Citizen

ST. PARIS – Multiple members of the JSP Joint Fire District were congratulated for their lifesaving efforts in two medical emergency situations.

On Tuesday, JSP members received lifesaving ribbons, while the residents they saved thanked them during a ceremony held at the district’s headquarters.

JSP Chief Scott Massie said this was the second and third time the district has given these ribbons to district members and is a way for the district to thank their members for a job well done.

“I’m very proud of our medic units that we have here and for all personnel,” Massie said. “These guys train hard everyday, so to be able to recognize them in a formal fashion is very heartfelt for myself.”

On Sept. 10, 2015, JSP personnel responded to a cardiac arrest call. The patient was James Robbins.

Prior to medical personnel arriving, Robbins’ daughter, Melany, performed CPR. He commended the crew’s ability to get him in an ambulance in 18 minutes.

“It was exciting to see who all basically saved me,” Robbins said. “My daughter and wife saw them there but I never did so it was good just to actually meet the people that basically rescued me.”

The crew members who participated in the Sept. 10, 2015, medical run include:

•Firefighter/EMT Ellen Lundquist

•Firefighter/EMT Steve Martin

•Capt. Jevon Monaghan

•Firefighter/EMT Kristine Shroyer

•Firefighter/EMT Ron McKamy

•Firefighter/EMT Jason Riffle

•Asst. Chief Ben Pence

•Lt. Adam Nitchman

•Firefighter/EMT Zack Holbrook

•Firefighter/EMT Gene Dunham

•Lt. Ben Pence Jr.

On April 9, JSP personnel responded to a cardiac arrest call. The patient was Dan Owens. Owens said Tuesday was the first time he had the opportunity to meet most of the people who saved his life.

“Words can’t express it,” Owens said of meeting the crew members. “It’s just like giving you your life back so you can’t really express it with words you can only try. It’s nice to be able to do that.”

“They kept calling him ‘The Miracle Man’ at the hospital and at the doctor’s office,” Owens’ wife Gloria said. “And every time they did that he’d say ‘no the EMTs are the miracle men.’”

The crew members who participated in the April 9 medical run include:

•Firefighter/EMT Dan Carey

•Firefighter/EMT Brad Kennedy

•Firefighter/EMT Rex Brubaker

•Lt. Ben Pence Jr.

•Lt. Brad Yost

•Firefighter/EMT Zach Holbrook

•Asst. Chief Ben Pence

•Firefighter/EMT John Huber

•Firefighter/EMT Gene Dunham

•Firefighter/EMT Ron McKamy

Multiple members of the JSP Joint Fire District who participated in a cardiac arrest call this year that saved Dan Owens stand with the patient on Tuesday during a ceremony to thank them for their lifesaving efforts.
http://urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Owens.jpgMultiple members of the JSP Joint Fire District who participated in a cardiac arrest call this year that saved Dan Owens stand with the patient on Tuesday during a ceremony to thank them for their lifesaving efforts. Nick Walton|Urbana Daily Citizen

Multiple members of the JSP Joint Fire District who participated in a cardiac arrest call last year that saved James Robbins stand with the patient on Tuesday during a ceremony to thank them for their lifesaving efforts.
http://urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Robbins.jpgMultiple members of the JSP Joint Fire District who participated in a cardiac arrest call last year that saved James Robbins stand with the patient on Tuesday during a ceremony to thank them for their lifesaving efforts. Nick Walton|Urbana Daily Citizen

By Nick Walton

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Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

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