On May 20, 2021 Southern Manatee Fire Rescue awarded the Life Saving Award to Felix Tacoronte. On March 27, 2021 units were dispatched to a pediatric near drowning. The child was reportedly submerged for over one minute. Felix Tacoronte was a bystander at the pool and performed CPR on the child. Lieutenant Hauck and Firefighter/Paramedic Velazquez arrived on scene and found the patient awake on the mother’s lap with an altered mental status. Thanks to Felix’s efforts the child is alive today.
Life Saving Award
May 27, 2021 | Headlines, Press Releases