Falls Township officials recently recognized ten first responders for their efforts in saving a life at Pennsbury High School’s graduation.

“First they had a fading, unconscious victim, and while that was taking place, then they had a cardiac arrest in the upper part of the stadium,” Police Chief William Wilcox explained. “Our emergency services did a bang-up job. They did a great, great job.”

Wilcox called up ten police, fire and rescue squad members, as well as Pennsbury personnel. The list included: Mike Lowe, Joe Tomcjak, Mike McClellan Jr., Jim McCole, John Weiss, Gary Campbell, Steve Lowden, Brian Russell, Tony Montonario and Rich Dippolito.

Medics used an AED on the man who had gone into cardiac arrest. He was eventually stabilized and recovered in the hospital.

“You’re our backup,” Wilcox told the honorees. “You’re there for us all the time, and when we need you you’re always there. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart and from every member of the police department.”