BREAKING NEWS Guilty verdict in Worth County animal neglect trial Full Story

Rochester Fire Department honors those who provided heroic efforts

Some of the efforts honored were resuscitating a toddler from a seizure and saving the life of a competitor in the Med City Marathon.

Posted: Jun 25, 2019 1:09 AM
Updated: Jun 25, 2019 7:28 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The Rochester Fire Department held an award ceremony for firefighters who performed exceptionally well on emergency scenes this year. Some of the efforts honored were resuscitating a toddler from a seizure and saving the life of a competitor in the Med City Marathon.

Amanda Marx was honored twice, once for resuscitating someone who suffered cardiac arrest and the other for saving the life of someone who was stabbed. While Marx says it's great to be recognized, she says the real honor is wearing the uniform.

"It's rewarding," Marx said. "It's what I love to do. It's why I do this job. It's what makes my job great is that people call us in their time of need and we can be there to help them and maybe make their day better."

Last year, Rochester firefighters responded to more than 10,000 calls for service. 

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
51° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 51°
Albert Lea
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 52°
Austin
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 52°
Charles City
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 52°
Rochester
Broken Clouds
50° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 50°
A mild weekend with a few rain drops on Saturday
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Ethnic Lunch Newsroom Liveshot

Image

Chris' 10 PM Weather Forecast

Image

Sports Overtime, highlights and scores from Friday

Image

Clear Lake donut shop best in state

Image

Homelessness experienced to raise funds and awareness

Image

Battle of the Badges: rib eating contest

Image

Secretariat Statue Unveiled

Image

Kavars Trial: Guilty Verdict

Image

Cabin Coffee looks to expand in Southeastern MN

Image

DMC talks circulators

Community Events