Stanton Receives Bronze Medal of Valor and Certificate of Merit.
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Deputy Director Christopher Stanton, MS, was awarded a Bronze Medal of Valor and Certificate of Merit from the Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department. The award was presented on Dec. 6, 2021, during the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Valor Awards Ceremony.
Earlier this year, Stanton was leaving the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) with his family when a woman came in screaming for help. She said a man had been shot and was dropped in front of the hospital doors.
Stanton, a volunteer emergency medical technician with the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, immediately grabbed a Stop the Bleed kit and provided emergency treatment to the patient. He talked with the patient and kept him calm while working to control the bleeding. Stanton stayed until the Trauma Team arrived. The patient survived. (Read "UMB Employee, Stop the Bleed Save Gunshot Victim" from March 25, 2021)
For "displaying zeal, ingenuity, quick thinking, and willingness to act to save a life during circumstances of unusual personal risk," Stanton was awarded the Bronze Medal of Valor for Excellence in EMS.
Photo: Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Fire Chief Tiffany D. Green congratulates Laurel Volunteer Firefighter Christopher A. Stanton with Deputy Fire Chiefs James McClelland, Sr., Tony Hughes, and Dwayne Bonnette during the 2021 Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Valor Award Ceremony.