April 29 – Monroe Fire Co. Lieutenant Chris Beecher, a 9-1-1 dispatcher for the Cumberland County Department of Public Safety, was honored by the Cumberland County Commissioners and the Emergency Health Services Federation for his life saving efforts during a recent 9-1-1 call.
In October 2009, Beecher took a call for a cardiac arrest and provided the caller with CPR instructions until the arrival of EMS. Once EMS arrived, an AED was applied to the victim, who was then successfully resuscitated.
Beecher was honroed along with four other 9-1-1 dispatchers for their recent life saving and infant delivery efforts.