Members of Shelby Electric received a prestigious award signed by the President of the United States and presented by the Red Cross at a ceremony on Friday. On May 8, 2018 a group of employees who were trained in American Red Cross Adult First Aid, CPR, and AED sprung into action when one of their own, Kevin Carlen flat-lined. The men were in the middle of a training exercise when Kevin Carlen had a real life heart attack 22 feet up in the air. The trainers knew what they had to do and got to work. Dawn Morris who is with the Red Cross talked about just how important this training was and how it saved Kevin’s life.
Kevin Carlen was choked up with gratitude from the 14 men who saved his life and how much this day meant to him.
The men who were given the Certificate of Merit were Thad France, Cary Bryson, Nick Dunaway, Nick Sloan, Jerry Johnston, Jamie Sharp, Blake Knearam, Luke Brown, Andrew McDonald, Adam Schrock, Brian Chevalier, Jake Kull, Brad Wright, and Lucas Morse. You can nominate someone who helps save and sustain lives at lifesavingawards.org.
Kevin Carlen (Far Left) Along with the men who saved his life in May of 2018.