Four security officers from Kansas City’s Crown Center have received the Lifesaving Award for Professional Responders.
Such awards are presented by the American Red Cross to individuals “who save or sustain a life, outside of a medical setting, as part of their employment or while on duty.”
Officers receiving the award on Aug. 2 were Nathaniel Hanway, Phouva Khensisana, Phillip Lockwood and Carlton Probst. Each had completed the advanced Red Cross training course “CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers.”
Their training was needed on the morning of April 3, 2016 when the officers saw a car crash on a public street on the Crown Center complex. The car caught fire, and the driver was unable to pull himself out.
The officers rescued the driver from the car, supporting his neck in the process. They also extinguished the fire and stayed with the driver until the police, firefighters and paramedics had arrived on the scene.
The award certificate is signed by both the chairman and the president/CEO of the American Red Cross. The award package also includes a citation and lapel pin.