Red Cross honors 2 Bay City employees for lifesaving actions

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   The American Red Cross honored City of Bay City employees Sherry Moores, Kelly Penewitt and John Roberson III with a Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action for their quick actions Nov. 16, 2019, when they performed cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a fellow coworker. 
   The National Lifesaving Award is issued by the American Red Cross headquarters in Washington, D.C. 
   The Bay City nominees were recognized at a local Red Cross Hero Recognition event, held virtually on Feb. 11. 
   To become a nominee, a person must use a lifesaving skill during an incident, such as: first aid, CPR, using and AED or epinephrine injector, giving back blows and abdominal thrusts are some of these skills. 
   Red Cross has presented these awards since 1911 to individuals who have saved or sustained a life as a direct result of training.
   “We are proud of our staff’s quick reaction to save the life of one of our own” said Shawn Blackburn, director of Bay City Parks and Recreation Department. 
   “Their selfless and humane actions encourage us all to help each other and foster caring within our community” Blackburn said. 
   Moores, Penewitt and Roberson were each presented with a Red Cross certificate and silver lapel pin for their heroic deeds. 
   The City of Bay City regularly provides training for Red Cross lifesaving skills to many of its employees along with the necessary equipment to perform them. 

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