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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Members of Xenia Fire Division recognized for life-saving actions by Kettering Health

Challenge Coin

Six members of Xenia Fire Division were recognized Friday by Kettering Health Network for the life-saving actions they took to resuscitate an individual who went into cardiac arrest at the Greene County Jail earlier this year. 

Kettering Health Network EMS Coordinator Kristi Bradford recognized those involved in a Challenge Coin ceremony. The health provider implemented the ceremony in 2019, but Challenge Coins have a longstanding military tradition dating back to World War I. "Challenge Coins serve as a more informal token of appreciation instead of a medal or ribbon," Bradford said. "It's a way for us to honor our first responder partners for their exceptional care."

Firefighter/Paramedics Danielle Walter, Daniel Cooper, and Brandon Davis were awarded Challenge Coins along with Firefighter/EMTs Luke Niekirk, Blayne Dudley, and Lieutenant Cory Stroup.

Challenge Coin Close Up

Two members of the Greene County Sheriff's Office, Correction Officers Donald Derksen and Viviane Litzinger, will be recognized on a separate date.