La Crosse firefighters honored for lifesaving efforts

Last week, CAPE recognized members of Tri-State Ambulance and MedComm

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Members of the La Crosse Fire Department are getting special recognition.

Seven Rivers Cardiac Arrest Preparedness and Education presented members of the department with certificates recognizing their efforts.

Firefighters are no strangers to helping others. but they don’t always have time to celebrate the positive impact they have on the community.

“This is really good proof and validation for what we train for and the value in the services that we provide,” said Capt. Jim Hillcoat, the fire department’s EMS coordinator.

Last week, CAPE recognized members of Gundersen Tri-State Ambulance and MedComm.

The organization is honoring nearly 300 people who helped save a life from cardiac arrest.

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