CHINA, Texas — Three Jefferson County first responders were honored with the 'Life-Saving Award' on Tuesday night for their work in the community.
Jefferson County Deputy Krysta Scoggan, along with Texas Game Wardens Clint Caywood and Stephen Satchfield were all praised for their work at an induction ceremony for four new China Volunteer Firefighters Tuesday night.
"You kind of go your whole career hoping for this moment," Scoggan said.
She performed CPR on an infant, saving the child's life.
Going above and beyond the call of duty earned them the award.
"It's humbling you know. It's great to be honored to be recognized for the work that we do," Caywood said.
Caywood and his partner were the first to arrive at the scene of what could've been a fatal ATV accident in September.
"After we got there and figured out what was going on we realized this individual needed a tourniquet on him, he was injured pretty bad," Caywood said.
Thanks to the quick work of Caywood and Satchfield, the victim was kept stable until EMS could arrive on scene.
"Honestly I just feel like we were in the right place at the right time. I don't feel like a hero or anything. We acted, we saw what the problem was and we acted," Caywood said.
Satchfield admits situations like these are ones they spend plenty of time preparing for.
"It's a heavy responsibility, something we train for a lot. We carry specialized equipment for things like this so we can operate by ourselves for long periods of time," Satchfield said.
All three of the first responders that were honored say these are just duties they love doing for their communities every day.
"It's a hidden responsibility but it isn't one we take lightly," Satchfield said.