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September 11, 2013
Local hero says 9/11 pushed him to become an EMT
TUCSON, Ariz. — It seems our men and women in uniform react without hesitation. They'll tell you it's part of the job but we see them as heroes.
One local EMT is being honored as one of three heros by UAMC. His name is Jason Hamilton, an EMT with Rural Metro. The events on September 11, 2001 pushed him to be an EMT.
Within a matter of months Jason saved not one but two lives. One night after a shift Jason was driving home when he saw what he thought was a drunk driver. When the woman crashed he found it was actually an elderly woman going through cardiac arrest. "She had no pulse, no respirations. I did CPR on her until Drexel Heights got there and gave her the further care with the equipment she needed," said Hamilton.