Hero in Howell: Young Fire Academy grad comes to rescue

HOWELL, Mich (WLNS) – Here’s a bit of good news to brighten up a day. Tatum Dayney is a junior at Howell High School and recently graduated from the Howell Public Schools Fire Academy. Monday night the lessons she learned became very real when she came upon a car crash on County Farm Road.

“I was driving when I saw a car that had gone off the road and into the ditch. There were people running up to the road saying ‘help.’ My first thought was to grab my first aid kit. I got him cleaned up and bandaged up and kept him awake. I was asking him questions like what his name was and his birthday. He remembered his name, but not what happened before the accident,” said Dayney.

She said she began first aid when no one else was able to help. Dayney said her Fire Academy training took over and she was able to stop the bleeding before calling for more help.

According to Dayney the accident victim was a recent Howell High School graduate, although she did not know him. “I hope he is OK,” said Dayney. “I’m glad I was able to help out and had a first aid kit in my car. I think everyone should keep one in their car.”

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