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TRAVIS BARTON (far left) has been named the firefighter of the year in Montana.

DL native named firefighter of year

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When Travis Barton responded to a cardiac arrest call on New Year's Day of 2009, little did he know that what he did that night to save a life was the reason for a statewide award.


The Detroit Lakes native was recognized this year at his current state of residence, Montana, as the state's Firefighter of the Year.

On the call, the firefighter and paramedic and his team performed CPR and defibrillated the collapsed man six or seven times before he regained pulse.

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