Honor seven for emergency lifesaving

LIFESAVERS—Seven people who had hands in lifesaving rescues in critical situations were honored at Baraga County Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 15, 2021. Honors were bestowed for responses to three separate incidents that would have likely resulted in fatalities, had these folks not intervened. Front, l-r, are Hunter Kanniainen, Gary Salli and Trevor Kanniainen. Back, l-r, are Frank Salli, Jason Headson, Daniel Peters and Gary Wadaga.

by Barry Drue

A bit late due to COVID complications, seven individuals were presented Lifesaving Awards at Baraga County Memorial Hospital’s conference room on Monday, March 15, 2021. Their heroic actions took place in connection with three separate emergency situations between January, 2020, and this past January, 2021. Lifesaving awards are presented periodically by the Baraga County Medical Control Authority. The state-mandated group is under the umbrella of Baraga County Memorial Hospital. Its mission is to oversee and review the medical aspects, protocols, record-keeping, etc. of the area’s emergency medical services. Participants of the authority represent BCMH, EMS, law enforcement and the 911 director. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.