LANCASTER — A 10-year-old boy who had just completed first-aid training with the Boy Scouts put his skills to good use when his great-grandmother fell in her apartment and cut her head.
Randy Monroe grabbed an ice pack, wrapped it in a towel and applied pressure to the 87-year-old woman’s wound. Leah Brown then instructed her great-grandson to call her daughter, who arrived minutes later and called 911.
City paramedics took Brown to Fairfield Medical Center, where she was treated and released.
Monroe, who has been spending time with his great-grandmother during his summer vacation, earned his first- aid merit badge with Troop 136 in nearby Grove City, said Scoutmaster Kirk Bohanan.
“He did all the stuff he learned in first aid,” the boy’s mother, Christy Harris, said Friday. “I feel great about that. I’m very proud of him.”