3 Monrovia firefighters recognized for saving man’s life

3 Monrovia firefighters recognized for saving man’s life

MONROVIA, Ala. (WAFF) - Three members of the Monrovia Volunteer Fire department are being recognized by the Madison County Commission for saving a man’s life.

The Madison County Commission signed a declaration declaring May 19th through the 25th as National Emergency Medical Services week.

Three firefighters received plaques for their heroic actions saving 33 year old Adam McVay who was in his garage working when he was electrocuted and went into cardiac arrest.

McVay's family called 911 and the first three people to come to his rescue are seen here. Ana Cunningham, Weston Oliver and Nicole Woodall.

They rushed into action performing CPR. The man they saved is only 33, but these volunteer firefighters are just barely in their 20s and they’ve already been firefighters for several years. They say it’s important that everyone learns CPR because you never know when you’ll need to help someone.

“If you don’t start CPR as soon as possible, the risk of not getting the person back is higher and higher. So what helped save his life as well was the family, the family started CPR because the dispatcher told them to start it,” said Ana Cunningham.

The three firefighters honored today say they didn’t choose their career hoping to receive awards or recognition, but they’re grateful they had a positive outcome.

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