In January 2019, Jacob Delapena and Edgar Corral were participating in the 2019 Chino Hills, California Spartan Race when they used their CPR and First Aid training to save the life of a runner who collapsed. For their heroic and lifesaving actions, Jacob and Edgar were honored by the American Red Cross of San Bernardino County and were awarded with the Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action.
“We’re extremely proud of Jacob and Edgar and their willingness to help when it was needed most.” said Yevette Baysinger, Executive Director of the American Red Cross San Bernardino County Chapter. “Their quick response and immediate action in a time of need truly embodies the spirit and mission of the Red Cross.”
While Jacob and Edgar were participating in the 2019 Chino Hills, California Spartan Race, they noticed a gentleman had collapsed in front of them. They yelled for someone to call for help, quickly and calmly assessed the gentleman’s state and began administering CPR. When EMS arrived, they helped load the gentleman onto a stretcher and continued to provide critical first aid care as the individual was transported to a nearby ambulance. Jacob and Edgar’s swift and selfless actions helped to resuscitate the gentleman in need and helped in his safe transportation to a medical facility. For this heroic and lifesaving act, Jacob and Edgar were awarded the Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action.
American Red Cross Training Services teaches lifesaving skills to an average of more than 9 million people each year Red Cross training empowers people with the knowledge and skills to act in an emergency and save a life. A variety of online, blended (online and in-person skills session) and classroom courses are available at redcross.org/takeaclass.
Visit LifesavingAwards.org to nominate and recognize an individual or group of individuals who have used the skills and knowledge learned in an American Red Cross Training Services course to help save or sustain a life. For more information about the American Red Cross of Southern California, visit redcross.org/SoCal.