A total of 18 First Responders from Wells and Faribault County were recognized Monday Evening with lifesaving awards.
The award were presented during a regular monthly meeting of the Wells City Council by the South Central Minnesota EMS Regional System.
In March, first responders from Wells were summoned to a call for help from a patient suffering a medical emergency. At that point, it was determined that the patient was not breathing and had no pulse.
The initial first responders immediately began CPR and followed through with their cardiac arrest protocols.
Shortly after being loaded into the ambulance, the patient began showing signs of recovery while being transported to the hospital.
Successful outcomes of out of hospital cardiac arrests are rare, with about 1 in 10 victims surviving, according to the South Central EMS Regional System.
The responding agencies from Wells and Faribault County were able to come together at a moments notice that day to provide efficient, effective and ultimately lifesaving CPR.