First responders receive prestigious award

A lot of teamwork goes a long way. Back row, from left, Arley Fire Chief James Rickett, Arley Firefighter Brian Kuntz, Central Fire Assistant Chief Rick Moody, Winston EMA Director Jimmy Madison, Winston E-911 Director Tim Webb and Tim Brown, county operations manager for RPS. Front, from left, E-911 Dispatchers Deborah Hardy and Brenda Aldridge, RPS paramedic Kamee Morgan and Arley Firefighter George Gibson.

WINSTON COUNTY -  The largest single mass casualty incident in Winston County has resulted in a special award.
County and area emergency responders have received this award for the cooperation and unity they displayed working with the 12  persons critically injured when a bus transporting UAB medical staff crashed into a rock and a tree in the Houston area Sept. 7.
A special award presented to emergency responder units in Winston County is a first in multiple ways.  It is the first time the award, presented by Birmingham Regional Emergency Medical Services, has been given to a group, and it also recognizes efforts undertaken during Winston County’s single largest casualty incident.


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