Fire Fighter Contreras Awarded Firefighter of the Year
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Firefighter Rigo Contreras was recently awarded the Atascocita Firefighter of the Year award at the Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce Hero’s Luncheon. Firefighter Contreras was running in the Chevron Houston Marathon when a runner in front of him collapsed. With the assistance of other bystanders, Firefighter Contreras began administering CPR. An AED was used on the runner, and once he was revived, Firefighter Contreras was able to keep the runner breathing with the use of an oxygen mask until emergency personnel arrived. The runner is alive today because of Firefighter Contreras and the other bystanders who aided in the administration of CPR.