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Three Leek teens commended

June 18 2018

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has recognised three members of the public for their actions at a serious incident.

The actions the three teens took were above and beyond their years, or what most passing members of the public may carry out and they played a pivotal role in the attempts to resuscitate the man prior to the arrival of emergency services. Sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone involved the man did not recover and our thoughts remain with his family.

Chief Fire Officer Becci Bryant

On Sunday January 28 Elliot Brough, 17, Kirk Plant, 17, and Kyle Hassall, 17, stopped to help at the scene of a serious road traffic collision in Cheddleton Road, Cheddleton, near Leek. 

The driver was reported to have suffered a cardiac arrest at the wheel and the three teens immediately took action, working alongside the Community First Responder making efforts to carry out CPR on the driver and provide support to his distressed wife.

Chief Fire Officer Becci Bryant said: “The actions the three teens took were above and beyond their years, or what most passing members of the public may carry out and they played a pivotal role in the attempts to resuscitate the man prior to the arrival of emergency services. Sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone involved the man did not recover and our thoughts remain with his family.

“These commendations are awarded to recognise and thank Elliot, Kirk and Kyle for their quick thinking and the compassion they displayed during an extremely difficult situation.”