If during the course of the workday you deliver a baby in the back of an ambulance, that's quite a day. Meet our First Responder Friday honoree, David F Metott Sr, who over the span of his career did it 5 times. And those heroic efforts are just the tip of the iceberg in his life of community service.

Mr Metott joined the Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department in 1994, training to become an EMT by 1996.  Over the years he received multiple awards including "above and beyond the call of duty" and was elected Rescue Officer for a number of years. David also spent 19 years responding to ambulance calls for a CNY ambulance corp and volunteered for multiple other corps.

While those endeavors would serve as a great resume for most people, David is also an American Heart Association CPR instructor, been doing it for 20 years. He trains and provides refresher courses for local fire departments, doctor's offices, area businesses, and individuals. David is also on the trail to raise awareness with schools to implement training for teachers and students to learn CPR and Automated Defibrillators.

Until the Covid-19 Pandemic, he was still an active fireman, EMT and CPR instructor at an age most of us have retired. Along the way in life he and his wife of 47 years, (She's a former EMT by the way), raised 8 children. And as you would expect, 6 of them serve as volunteer firefighters, EMT's or nurses.

Mr. Metott, thank you for what you do, have done, and continue to do. Also a tip of the hat to his son, David Jr for sharing the story of one remarkable man.

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Do you know a first responder that deserves to be recognized? Tell us about someone who should be honored in central New York - a firefighter, police officer, EMT, forest ranger, paramedic, DEC officers, military, rescuers or any other person first on the scene.

Include their name, a picture and why they should be recognized during 'First Responder Friday,' presented by Martin, Harding & Mazzotti.

We'll honor one first responder every Friday and as a way to say thank you, we'll give them a bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

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