Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Hilary Faust was presented with The American Red Cross Lifesaving Award during a special ceremony held at State Police Troop H in Harrisburg on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.
She earned the award for her action in saving the life of a man who had overdosed on February 9, 2017.
Trooper Faust was dispatched to assist Emergency Medical Services to the scene of a potential heroin overdose where she found the man unconscious but breathing. After attempting to wake the man, Trooper Faust administered a dose of NARCAN, and he slowly began to wake up. Trooper Faust stayed with him until Emergency Medical Responders arrived and transported the man to the hospital for further care.
This is one of the highest awards given by the American Red Cross to an individual who saves or sustains a life by using skills and knowledge learned in an American Red Cross Preparedness and Health and Safety Services course. Congratulations to Trooper Hilary Faust and thank you for your service and commitment to the community.