Shown, from left to right are John Collins - Bradley County Sherrif's Dept., Chris Painter - Critical Care Paramedic Bradley Co. EMS, Brett Dunn - County Fire Commander, Alex Fallin - Engineer, Brian Bird - Firefighter, Randy Watson - Lieutenant, Troy Maney - Fire Chief, Ryan Creech - Firefighter, Jeff Hussey, father, Jeffrey Hussey, Jr. - son, Arron Hicks - Engineer, Jesse Gann - Captain, Ben Lamb - firefighter
Jeffrey Hussey, Sr. displayed his sincere appreciation on Sunday to all of the responders who helped his son on April 10, when he was involved in a serious bicycle crash.
All of the responders and the Hussey family met at the Bradley County Firehall Station #8 downtown and had a cook-out and an award presentation. Bradley County EMS and Bradley County Fire and Rescue Received plaques presented to them by Mr. Hussey. Jeffrey Jr. had a good time looking at the fire truck and ambulance.
"Responders do this job because they have a desire to help others. They don't do it for the recognition but it sure is nice for them to get that pat on the back every now and then. For these guys to be reunited with Jeffrey was the best thank you they could of had," said Stan Clark, EMS spokesperson.
Eleven-year-old Jeffrey Hussey, Jr. was riding his bicycle April 10, on Bates Pike when he struck a car. He suffered a serious head injury and was treated by Bradley County EMS and Bradley County Fire Department on the scene. Lifeforce helicopter landed and flew the child to Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. The injuries that Jeffrey received were life threatening and his initial prognosis was not good. To the doctors’ amazement, he pulled through. He spent some time in Siskin Rehab and is now at home.
Paramedic Chris Painter reunited with Jeffrey Hussey