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IU Health recognizes Indianapolis Airport employees who saved travelers’ lives

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — IU Health recognized 22 Indianapolis Airport Authority employees for saving the lives of two travelers who suffered traumatic medical emergencies at the Indianapolis International Airport in 2022.

On two separate occasions in 2022, IND first responders were dispatched to the airport in response to a patient with difficulty breathing and a patient that was unconscious.

On arrival, Indianapolis Airport Authority Fire Department paramedics and EMTs provided advanced life support care and resuscitated the patients. The patients were transported to IU Health West for further treatment, recovery, and discharge to return home safely.

IU Health recognized the following Indy airport public safety team members:

Dispatcher Heather Clodfelter Dispatcher Cameron McAtee
Dispatcher Brent Freudenstein Dispatcher Cory Wiggins
Dispatcher Julia Pulliam Dispatcher Christine Nevins
Firefighter/Paramedic Andrew Patton Police Sergeant Officer Mike Grimes
Firefighter/EMT Derek Wilson Division Chief/Paramedic Michael Hammond Sr.
Lieutenant/EMT Kennitay Byrd Firefighter/EMT Jamar Kendrick
Firefighter/EMT Ed Taylor Deputy Chief/EMT Stephen Summers
Lieutenant/Paramedic Keith Schmidt Battalion Chief/EMT Travers Swardson
Firefighter/EMT Adam Rich Lieutenant/EMT Jim Nungester
Dispatcher Lori Joseph Firefighter/Paramedic Brandon Towns
Dispatcher Cameron Collins Battalion Chief/EMT Brian Booth