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First Responders Honored as Hometown Heroes

 

October 17, 2019

Sue Moen

First Responders from across Wisconsin were honored at the Assembly Session in the State Capitol on October 10. Five area recipients were among those honored.

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, during a State Assembly Floor Session, First Responders of the Year were recognized from all over the state for their contributions to public safety and their communities.

Sue Moen

Five local first responders were recently honored by the Wisconsin State Assembly with First Responder of the Year awards. From left: Monticello Fire Captain Ron Blumer, New Glarus Fire Chief David Anderson, not pictured - Assistant Chief Josh Kammerud accepting on his behalf, Rep. Sondy Pope, Green County Sheriff's Office Dispatcher Meagan Christen, New Glarus Area EMS Chief Kristie Mueller, and New Glarus Area EMS Advanced EMT Joshua Wescott.

There were five recipients from the 80th Assembly District, Monticello Fire Captain Ron Blumer, New Glarus Fire Chief David Anderson, Green County Sheriff's Office Dispatcher Meagan Christen, New Glarus Area EMS Chief Kristie Mueller, and New Glarus Area EMS Advanced EMT Joshua Wescott. Each individual played a critical role in life-saving operations during a March 8, 2019, mass casualty vehicle crash between Monticello and New Glarus.

Victims of the crash, some of whose lives were saved by these first responders, were in attendance at the ceremony and were also recognized by the Assembly.

Representative Sondy Pope (D-Mt. Horeb) presented the award to the recipients and released the following statement: "First Responders are the unsung heroes of our communities. It was a great pleasure to see these individuals honored for their life-saving actions in a chaotic and dangerous incident. As citizens, it is important that we take time to reflect on and honor their sacrifices and service to public safety and the people in our communities."

 
 

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