Oktibbeha Co. supervisors honor firefighters for life-saving actions

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Two firefighters are honored by their respective counties for stepping into action and saving a teenager’s life.

Jacob Vargo and Jack Edwards of the East Oktibbeha County Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene in the area MS-182 on December 7 of last year.

There, they found a 16-year-old boy who was choking and losing consciousness.

As a team, Jacob and Jack performed the Heimlich maneuver and dislodged an object from the teenager.

So, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors recognized the two heroes with a proclamation for acts of courage.

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