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Hall Ambulance awards two men for courageous action during crash

BY RUTH BROWN The Bakersfield Californian
Wednesday, Dec 17 2014 07:13 PM

The collision left the ambulance on its roof.

Paramedic Armando Lazaro, 33, and Kern County firefighter Adam Bickford, 32, were inside, also upside down, hanging by their seatbelts.

After their Hall Ambulance paramedic supervisor's Suburban had stopped rolling, they were aware of broken glass and crumpled metal from three wrecked vehicles, and the sound of motorists along Highway 119 stopping and shouting. It was about 9:30 p.m. Nov. 15.

For what happened next, the two Wednesday received awards for heroism and bravery at a morning ceremony outside Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. on O Street.

Mayor Harvey Hall gave Bickford an award for exhibiting courage and bravery to assist others, regardless of his own injuries.

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