This past December, Amrey Willoughby who is a member of Rock Springs High Schools Fire, Law, and Leadership Academy was on her way to work the concession stands at the high school when she noticed a woman lying on the ground by Eastside Elementary School. It was an extremely cold day and the woman was is obvious distress. Amrey stopped her vehicle with the plan to help the woman up as she assumed the woman had fallen. Once Amrey approached the woman, she followed her training to assess the situation. Following proper protocol and making sure the scene was safe, she quickly realized there was some type of issue other than just a fall and deciding she needed help, Amrey flagged down a passing motorist and asked a gentleman to call 911. After calling 911, the gentleman was unable to stay at the scene, however, Amrey stayed until first responders arrived and were able to take control of the scene. Amrey gave a statement to the first responders about what she had witnessed and the help that she had given.
Amrey’s fellow students, her instructors and the District are extremely proud of her actions and the fact that she was able to keep the woman safe and take care of the situation in such a proficient manner. Amrey and her follow FLLA peers were trained in first aid and CPR at the beginning of their junior year and she stated that this knowledge kicked in and she knew exactly what to do.
We are so fortunate that Amrey was willing to extend herself to help and we are all very proud of her and want to thank her for her dedication to the community. If she hadn’t come along when she did that day, the outcome might very well have been something more severe.