Man honored for helping woman

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Published: Jan 07 2013 07:00:00 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 07 2013 11:12:05 PM EST
BIRDSBORO, Pa. -

A quick-thinking EMT was hailed for his heroics Monday night.

Eric Cleveland of the Birdsboro-Union Fire Department was honored during a borough meeting.

Officials say an 88-year-old woman collapsed at the Berkshire Mall two days before Christmas and they say her heart stopped beating.

Cleveland was off-duty at the time but he raced to her side and managed to get her heart beating again.

The mayor read a letter from the elderly woman's family that said Cleveland went above and beyond the call of duty.