East Ridge 1st Responders Recognized For Heroic Lifesaving Efforts By Erlanger Health System

  • Thursday, May 25, 2023
East Ridge Fire Department and East Ridge Police Department were recognized Thursday by Erlanger Health System on the campus at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. East Ridge first responders received the “Lifesaving Award” for providing lifesaving measures in the service of two patients.

Officials said, "Without their quick thinking and decisive actions, the patients’ outcomes would have been dire at best. The responders’ heroism demonstrates the incredible action they perform daily in the line of service."

In honor of these actions, local government officials, public safety administrators and Erlanger staff attended a public safety recognition ceremony Thursday afternoon to present the following employees with an award to recognize their dauntless service.


East Ridge Fire Department:
Batt. Chief Jeff Duncan
Chief Mike Williams
Dep. Chief Randy Albright
Fire Marshal Mike Flynn Jr.
Engineer Josh Williams
Firefighter Brandon Dycus

East Ridge Police Department:
Chief Clint Uselton
Lieutenant Ashley Hewitt
Sergeant David Myrick
Detective Garrett Hawks
Officer Dylan McCloud
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