Howards Grove man honored for saving man’s life

Pictured: Christopher Burgin (left), Dean Warsh (center) and Phil Kissinger (right).

SHEBOYGAN — Last month, Phil Kissinger experienced the early signs of a stroke.

Kissinger, of Elkhart Lake, was at a IBEW Local 494 Union meeting when union member and registered paramedic Christopher Burgin of Howards Grove took action.

Burgin was honored Wednesday evening in front his peers, recognized for his quick thinking and his efforts that saved his Kissinger’s life. IBEW Local 494 Business Manager Dean Warsh presented Burgin with a challenge coin at the August Kettle Moraine Union meeting.

A challenge coin is presented to members for their outstanding contributions.

Warsh said, “Christopher’s actions were instrumental in making sure Phil survived. I know that he did something that everyone sees as a courageous act; the kind of courage that I hope everyone would demonstrate if faced with the same situation.”

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