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Above, Captain Joey Herrman holding the baby
MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (April 7, 2022)(CNBNEWSNET)-The Mount Ephraim Commissioners honored six members of the Borough's Volunteer Fire Department at the monthly council meeting held Thursday night, April 8. The firemen were recognized for their actions on March 20th.
Each of the volunteers received an Outstanding Service Commendation from the borough and were awarded a Unit Citation from the Department.
Outstanding Service Commendation
On March 20th 2022 there was a medical emergency at the Bell Road firehouse when a resident ran into the station with a three month old baby in distress. Captain Joey Herrmann, with assistance from firefighter Jason Green and Nick DiPaolo, quickly realized that the baby was not breathing. Captain Herrmann checked the infant's airway and realized the baby was choking on formula and mucus. He cleared the airway using the infant heimlich maneuver and after two attempts, the baby was crying and breathing.
Once the baby was breathing, Firefighter Jim Herrmann retrieved the medics for assistance and Junior Firefighters Aiden Scullan and Robert Medlar Jr., contacted the Camden County Dispatch to get a basic life support unit on location. The baby was taken to the hospital to be monitored for the night. The following day, the baby's parents reached out to the fire department to let everyone know that baby was doing well.
The Mount Ephraim Governing Body commends Captain Joey Herrmann along with Firefighters Jason Green, Nick DiPaolo, and Jim Herrmann, and Junior Firefighters Aiden Scullan and Robert Medler Jr for their heroism and teamwork. Their actions resulted in the saving of this baby's life. In a time when the world is really in need of heroes, they really stepped up.
Congratulations, and thank you for a job very well done.
Borough of Mount Ephraim
April 7th 2022