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Food 4 Less Employees Honored

Two instances of ordinary people stepping up to help save a life over the Christmas holiday have prompted Medford Fire-Rescue to hold an event in recognition.

Posted: Jan 10, 2019 6:31 PM
Updated: Jan 10, 2019 6:31 PM

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balkenbush is live at the store now. she tells us what those good samaritans did that helped saved two people's lives. those employees tell me they couldn't believe two similar incidents happened in the same week. this wall right behind me is where that woman's car crashed through. you'd never know it now because it was repaired in just a few days. today the employees and that customer were recognized for their quick-thinking. medford fire rescue handed out plaques to 4 people and the store itself today. i spoke with kaileb grisham - he's one of the employees who was honored. he tells me he remembers seeing his managers running toward the building. that's when he saw a woman's car had crashed into the store. he says his manager and an off-duty emt broke the window and he jumped through it to unlock the door. the men were able to give her cpr. grisham tells me he certainly doesn't feel like a hero, and he admires the first responders who save lives everyday. "people do this everyday, yes i'm very thankful for everybody who showed up and watched, but i think that this is something, what i did was something that any citizen should be able to do and should have done." that incident wasn't the only thing these guys were honored for today. just 6 days later - a man was suffering from cardiac arrest outside the store. that's when assistant manager kevin gray jumped into action again.. he performed cpr and used an aed before first responders got there. that manager tells me he's worked here about three years and he's never had so much excitement in just one week. tonight at 6 - he's explaining to me why he felt prepared for both of those situations and what helped him to think quick on his feet. reporting live in medford, emma balkenbush, newswatch 12. rural
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