Everyday Hero of the Year Award
The Everyday Hero of the Year Award
is for an adult individual who has saved a life with
first aid or has made an extraordinary first aid achievement.
Rachelle Miller - WINNER
Heroine saves stranger who passed out in driver's
Rachelle Miller came to the rescue of a stranger, Lewis Bond,
who had passed out in his car and was in cardiac arrest, just hours
after doing a first aid course. Rachelle managed to get Lewis out
of the car, checked his pulse and then realising his heart had
stopped, started to perform CPR while his friend telephoned 999.
Rachelle continued to do CPR until the first responder arrived and
took over. Eventually, they managed to get his heart started using
a defibrillator after his heart had stopped for 24 minutes. Lewis
was rushed to hospital and made a miraculous recovery after being
fitted with an internal defibrillator.
Nathan Cane - Special Commendation
Off-duty firefighter saves TV news presenter's
Firefighter, Nathan Cane was off-duty in Euston Station when he
noticed a gentleman running to the train with his daughter and
struggling for breath. He immediately sprang into action and found
the man was in cardiac arrest. He began CPR, and called for a
defibrillator and two British Transport Police Officers ran to
retrieve one. He carried on giving CPR until they returned and then
used the defib to bring John Newman, uncle of Channel 4's Cathy
Newman, back to life. John was taken to hospital in an ambulance
and had a heart bypass, and has made a full recovery.
Farm hero helps young man following amputated fingers in
Mark Farmer was at a farm when a young man chopped off three of
his fingers in a log-cutting accident. After checking there was no
further danger to the casualty or anyone else, Mark sat the
casualty down, raised the arm and applied pressure with his own
hand. He dressed the wound and treated the casualty for shock.
While he was dealing with the casualty, he ensured the amputated
fingers were wrapped in cling film and a cloth then placed in a bag
of frozen chips. After 14 hours of surgery, two of the casualty's
fingers were able to be reattached, due to Mark’s fast thinking and
Daughter brings father back to life following
Adele Raiment's father was recovering from a heart operation
when he fell out of the car backwards into the middle of the road
after suffering a cardiac arrest. Adele began CPR and managed to
resuscitate him in the middle of the road, and the paramedics and
emergency doctor arrived to take over. Adele was calm and said she
had never expected to have to use the skills she had learned on her
own father. Her father has made a full recovery.
Road traffic accident hero
Daniel Carr was travelling in a car with his partner when it
skidded off the road on black ice, hit a telegraph pole and
overturned. Daniel gave first aid to his partner, Jodie, who
suffered a serious injury and was knocked unconscious, despite
having fractured a rib himself. Jodie suffered severe lacerations
to her head with glass embedded, the lacerations in places were
deep enough to see her skull bone. Staying calm, Daniel managed to
get out of the vehicle and move to the driver's side where he
assessed Jodie’s injuries.
After checking and finding no obvious neck or spinal injuries,
Daniel used his jacket as a temporary dressing to apply pressure to
Jodie’s head wound. Daniel cleaned Jodie’s head wound as best he
could and reassured and kept Jodie calm throughout, while
monitoring her responsiveness and treating her for shock. The pair
both made a full recovery thanks to Daniel's bravery.