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1st responders honored for helping injured girl

Posted at 8:53 PM, Mar 15, 2016

Emergency responders were honored Tuesday for saving a girl in a Mount Charleston sledding accident on New Year's Day.

The 16-year-old was knocked out after hitting a tree. Coordination between the emergency crews to get her off the mountain and to University Medical Center went smoothly and they credit the response to saving her life.

"You kind of go into automatic mode. You understand what needs to be done and when it needs to be done," said Jesse Chmielewski, of MedicWest Ambulance. "So you just start doing your job and do what you've been trained to do."

Besides MedicWest Ambulrance, the crews honored at the Clark County Commission meeting included members of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol, Tri-State Care Flight, U.S. Forest Service and Mount Charleston Fire.