Lieutenant Troy Slattery is an outstanding firefighter. A firefighter’s job is to stay vigilant and ready to save lives every day, and Lieutenant Slattery exemplifies these characteristics. This is only one of several examples of the acts of valor that happen on an almost daily occurrence in our community.
In August 2013, Firefighter Chris Castleberry and Lieutenant Slattery returned to the station after attending a class. They were standing in the parking lot talking when a cry for help rang out.
It was for a 2-year-old female child that was choking on a piece of hard candy. Lieutenant Slattery was able to dislodge the obstruction by repositioning the child and causing her to exhale. The child was then given to the on duty Fire Rescue crew and later to the responding ALS transport unit for further evaluation and treatment. Because of Lieutenant Slattery’s vigilance, he was able to quickly respond to the urgent medical emergency.