Oak Creek woman receives award for saving man’s life
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — An Oak Creek woman received a Life Saver award Wednesday after rescuing a man earlier in the month.
While volunteering during a luncheon for the Routt County Council on Aging on Jan. 10, Cheryl Carl performed the Heimlich maneuver on a man choking on some food.
Public safety officials presented Carl with the award during Wednesday’s Council on Aging luncheon. Angela Bracegirdle, a firefighter with the Oak Fire Protection District, said they wanted to recognize Carl for her heroic actions.
Members of the Oak Creek Police Department and Colorado State Patrol also attended.
Bracegirdle urged the public to be trained in CPR and basic first aid.
“A lot of times bystanders don’t know what to do,” she said.
Various organizations in Routt County offer courses, such as Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs and the Old Town Hot Springs.
“You could save a life,” Bracegirdle said.
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