Woman honored for life saving efforts

By: Carlie McGuire Email
By: Carlie McGuire Email

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - A Cheyenne woman was honored on Friday for her life saving efforts. Gina Flinn, of Cheyenne, performed CPR on a man in the parking lot of the Indian Hills Shopping Center on May 29th. The man had gone into cardiac arrest. Cheyenne Fire and Rescue lieutenant Roger Peterson said the sooner CPR can be performed, the better a person's chances are of survival.

Flinn accepted her award Friday morning at the Cheyenne Fire and Rescue headquarters near downtown Cheyenne. Her citizen medal of honor is the first of it's kind awarded in Cheyenne. The hope is that more medals can be awarded to even more heroic and helpful people in Cheyenne.

Flinn said it was "just a natural reaction," and that she's "blessed to be certified." Flinn said she was certified on March 18th of this year.

To find out how to become CPR certified, call Cheyenne Fire and Rescue at 637-6311. Or go to their website, link is on the side of the page.

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