Zach Dubois, First Responder
Cheshire, CT Health Department Chair Cathy Sullivan says Zach Dubois “was attentive in class [and] asked the right questions,” but the high school freshman couldn’t help but think, When am I gonna use this? I’m not in a war zone or anything.
Yes, Zach’s town is indeed a world away from combat, but the 14-year-old did in fact have the opportunity to use what he’d learned in school to save a life. The teen was the first to discover a neighbor who’d fallen off a ladder while using a chain saw and sustained a serious head trauma. Zach, who wants to someday work for the F.B.I., saved the man’s life by wrapping and putting pressure on the wound after calling 9-1-1. I’d say his resume’s off to a good start. ;)
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