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EMT honored for responding to Las Vegas Strip crash

Posted at 6:28 PM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 21:28:16-04

The first emergency medical technician on scene of a deadly crash on the Las Vegas Strip was honored by county commissioners Tuesday.
Christina Curtiss was handed a proclamation at the Clark County Commission meeting for her actions the night of Dec. 20.

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The MedicWest AEMT was working the Miss Universe Pageant inside Planet Hollywood when a car jumped the curb outside the Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood.
The crash killed an Arizona woman and injured dozens of others.
Curtiss was immediately sent out to help and was the initial first responder on scene.

"I was just in shock," Curtiss said.
As she assessed the situation and personally helped 30 victims, Curtiss said she didn’t think she did anything special.
"I just call it doing my job," Curtiss said.
As the MedicWest AEMT was working to help, security officers and dispatchers were getting reports of shots fired.
Curtiss said she never heard those reports.
"I didn't know later, until the fire department responded that it went out as an active shooter," Curtiss said.
Police later determined there weren’t any shots fired during the incident.
Tuesday’s proclamation isn’t the first time Curtiss has been recognized.
She also received the National Star of Life award and honored that took her back to Washington. D.C. where she also met with lawmakers.