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‘Selfless act’: Off-duty Mundelein firefighter awarded for saving life of unresponsive child injured in tollway crash

A Mundelein firefighter-paramedic received an award Monday for saving the life of a 3-year-old girl, who was unresponsive and critically injured in a crash, while he was off-duty. Firefighter-Paramedic Dan Buhrmester was on his way home from dropping his children off at a birthday party on September 11, according to Dr. Ben Feinzimer, the director […]

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Police officer saves student who was choking on food at Grant High School in Fox Lake

A school resource officer was presented with an award after he saved a student who was choking while in the cafeteria of Grant High School in Fox Lake last month. The incident occurred on September 28 while Fox Lake Police Officer Jonathan Cawley was on-duty serving as the high school’s resource officer. Cawley observed from […]

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Firefighters and paramedics resuscitate 7-year-old boy who went into cardiac arrest, stopped breathing in Mundelein

A 7-year-old boy has made a full recovery thanks to his mother, police officers and firefighters who revived him after he went into sudden cardiac arrest in Mundelein. The Mundelein Police Department and Mundelein Fire Department received a 911 call on May 8 for a child who was unconscious and CPR was in progress. The […]

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Good Samaritans receive awards for saving 3-year-old who nearly drowned in Mundelein

Six Good Samaritans who helped rescue a three-year-old from Diamond Lake in Mundelein and perform CPR on the unresponsive child were presented awards Monday evening. Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz and Mundelein Fire Chief Bill Lark recognized Scott Sroka and Dustin, Jaimie, Hannah, Emma and Sammy Epstein after a Mundelein Village Board meeting Monday. Scott Sroka […]