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Fire Department honors boy’s heroism

6-year-old quick response to his mother’s aid celebrated

Robert Russell holds his awards given to him by the  Keeseville Fire Department with his mother Cindy Hemingway.

Robert Russell holds his awards given to him by the Keeseville Fire Department with his mother Cindy Hemingway. Photo by Katherine Clark.

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Robert Russell proudly holds his little sister, Paige, with his mother Cindy after receiving an award for life saving measures for taking care of them after his mother suffered a seizure.

— Not only did the fire department want to show their appreciation for Russell’s brave actions, Winters said she hopes by recognizing how attentively he handled the emergency situation it will encourage other children and parents to practice an emergency plan.

“As emergency personnel we need to know as many details as possible, and when we respond to a call it helps when homes are easy to access with equipment,” Winters said.

Anyone with questions or concerns about how to create an emergency plan with their children or who have questions about how accessible their home is in case of an emergency can contact EMS personnel for more information, Winters said.

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