CFD cadet received a life-saving medal for his actions following a shooting in Downtown Chattanooga that involved multiple victims
Chattanooga, TN – According to the statement, his name is Zack Trimboli and he reportedly rushed over to the wounded to render aid, using the skills and knowledge he’s gained during the Chattanooga Fire Academy.
CFD officials said that the incident occurred on May 28, 2022 while Cadet Trimboli was off duty.
When the shooting stopped, Trimboli responded, located two patients and began assessments.
He opened airways and then removed his shirt and used it to apply pressure to control bleeding while directing other bystanders to start CPR.
After a pulse was restored, he continued to work on both patients until he was relieved by HCEMS.
Fire Chief Phil Hyman reportedly said:
“The actions you took are exactly what we have instilled in every one of our cadets and every one of our firefighters. If there’s a need, even off duty, we jump in and that’s what you did. Well done.”