Orange County Fire Authority Honors Kids Who Helped Save Lives

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Teenage sisters who helped save the lives of strangers who were ejected from their car during a freeway rollover crash were recognized April 8 for their bravery. Stephanie Roa, 17, and her 15-year-old sister, Ashley, were driving with their father on a Long Beach freeway after dark Sept. 19, 2000 when they witnessed the crash. Without hesitation, the girls told their father to stop and call 911. They got out of the car, searched for and found the two victims, and began rendering aid. The girls attended an Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) girl’s empowerment camp in 2019 and used the advanced life support skills they learned. OCFA Chief Brian Fennessey praised the teens’ efforts during a special ceremony. “For any of us that have worked on the freeways, I will tell you that is one of the most hazardous places to work,” Fennessey said. “[The sisters] each assessed the significantly …

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