NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (May 24, 2023) – Leaders in two local communities have been recognizing first responders who went above and beyond the call of duty during life-and-death emergencies.
During Monday’s New Philadelphia City Council meeting, Mayor Joel Day publicly commended three police officers for rescuing a woman from an appliance fire at her Bank Lane apartment on April 30th and making sure her neighbors were out of harm’s way.
“They were unsuccessful in attempts to talk her out towards them, so they entered the apartment from which smoke was emerging and began to search for her. The woman was located and carried down the stairs and outside to safety by Sergeant Gobley. Officers Boyd and Lambert evacuated an occupant and his dog from the neighboring apartment.”
Last week, Dennison officials recognized village firefighter and EMT Kyle Milligan for saving the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest while sitting on a bench in front of the Lanning House on April 20th. Mayor Greg DiDonato says a passerby ran to the station and alerted Milligan, who performed CPR until more help arrived.
“They did manage to get him to the hospital and stabilized but he was life-flighted out to tell you the severity of it, and he did have a surgery. He had many blockages, and the individual today really is alive because of the action that Kyle did.”
The woman from the apartment fire on Bank Lane was taken to the hospital to get checked out for smoke inhalation. Police Captain Tessa Pahovey nominated the officers for commendation, saying they “acted without hesitation, prioritizing the safety of others.”