Excerpts from the Journal-topics.com:

The Prospect Heights Fire District will host a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 8 at the district’s main firehouse to honor two civilians whose efforts helped save a life.

The first part of the ceremony will honor Gabriele Noreikaite and Tom Ciupka. According to Fire Chief Drew Smith, on June 2 the two were visiting family in Prospect Heights when they heard a car crash, investigated, and found a male patient unresponsive, not breathing, and slumped over the wheel of his vehicle.

They removed the man from the car and administered CPR until paramedics arrived. After care by the paramedics, who also will be honored, the man is doing well and will be discharged from a rehabilitation facility within days. He said that without their efforts, the outcome would have been very different.

The second part of our ceremony will swear in the fire district’s newest member, Michael Lynch, who started as a part-time employee two years ago and was recently promoted to a full-time firefighter.