Council Recognizes Firefighters for Saving Man's Life

Six firefighters were recognized by Newport City Council for saving the life of a Texas man last winter.

Firefighter Stephen Currey, Mayor Winthrop
Firefighter Stephen Currey, Mayor Winthrop
On Wednesday evening, the Newport City Council recognized five Newport firefighters and a Pawtucket Fire Lieutenant for saving the life of a Texas man last winter.  

WATCH:  Jerry Jones thanks the Newport Fire Department for saving his life

Last month,  Captain Thomas Welch (retired), Acting Lt. Richard Wheeler, FF Jared Leary, FF David Downes, FF Stephen Currey and Lt. David Reed were awarded a Rhode Island Lifesaving Medal for their lifesaving actions. 

On Dec. 22, 2012, Jerry Jones of Richland Hills, Texas, had a heart attack during a church service at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Pawtucket Fire Lieutenant David Reed was at the service and administered CPR to Jones until emergency crews arrived. The Newport Fire Department revived Jones and rushed him to Newport Hospital. 










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