Great Falls

Feb 12, 2013 11:53 AM by Claire Anderson (claire@krtv.com)

Great Falls firefighters honored for life-saving actions

Colton Walter, a Great Falls firefighter, was honored in Helena recently for his life-saving efforts.

He won the "Stars of Life" award for saving a two-year child who had a blocked airway.

Walter was one of the three "Stars of Life" recipients; the other two award winners were from Dillon and Whitehall.

He says he is honored to win the award, but it is more than just him that deserves recognition.

Walter said, "It's an honor, I mean I appreciate being recognized. In the EMS profession we do a lot of day to day things that go unrecognized and I work with a ton of people professionally on the fire department and the ambulance, and it's nice that they recognize our efforts."

The Montana EMS Association holds this event every two years to recognize the men and women who serve our state during emergency situations.