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Muskoka Paramedic recognized for bravery
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Muskoka Paramedic recognized for bravery

Posted: 2024-05-28 07:38:29 By: thebay

Last night, the Lieutenant Governor, and Deputy Premier, Sylvia Jones presented this year's Paramedic Bravery Awards.  During the ceremony a Muskoka Paramedic was recognized for his exceptional courage. 

On October 25, 2019, Paramedic Matthew Hickey and his partner, along with OPP officers, responded to a house fire. At the scene, they found a house surrounded by thick smoke with a woman holding two children at the second story window. Despite the threat posed to them by the heavy smoke, Paramedic Hickey, and partner and an OPP officer made their way into the house to rescue the family.

Hickey assisted in getting the family to the roof of the home, where the children were handed down to an OPP officer, while their mother was led to the ground by ladder, with the assistance of the fire department. Hickey assessed the family as they were transported to the hospital.

The medal is given to paramedics who have demonstrated great bravery without concern for their personal safety, risking their lives to save others.